Monthly Archives: June 2012

Tens of Thousands of AIDS Patients Untreated in Ukraine Because of Corruption, Activists Say

Associated Press June 29th, 2012 KIEV, Ukraine — Two years ago, Hryhoriy, a retired police officer from a provincial Ukrainian town, nearly died of AIDS. Yet the ghostly, emaciated father of two considers himself lucky because he eventually got treated at a Kiev clinic and is now slowly recovering. Unlike the 53-year-old Hryhoriy, tens of…

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate, Joins the March on Washington

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Laureate, is one of the greatest living moral icons of our time who was a key leader in the fight against apartheid in South Africa. His strength of conviction and outspoken activism to stop injustices-including the tragedy of HIV/AIDS in his own country and around the world – have…

The Lancet: FDA treads carefully with PrEP

The respected British medical journal The Lancet analyzes the FDA’s recent decision to push back its deadline evaluating Gilead’s application for use of its AIDS treatment Truvada as a form of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). What is increasingly clear is that FDA approval, when it comes, will be far from the end of the story. The…

CA State Treasurer Lockyer urges Gilead to show restraint pricing new AIDS drug the ‘Quad’

In Letter to Gilead Sciences, Inc., Treasurer Lockyer urges company “…to select an initial price for the Quad that is sensitive to ongoing state budget difficulties,” and which will also “…provide the means to keep people with HIV/AIDS alive and as healthy as possible.” Gilead’s latest HIV/AIDS drug combination—known as the ‘Quad’—will hit the market…

AHF’s ‘Condom Nation’ Big Rig Rolls into Columbus, Ohio!

AIDS group’s 70-foot, 18-wheel ‘Condom Nation’ big rig and companion Sprinter van continue national condom giveaway tour with a stop in Columbus, Ohio to participate in a National HIV Testing Day event. Goal: 6 months, 25-states, 10 million free condoms  What: PRESS CONFERENCE—10:00am Free HIV & STI testing, free condom giveaway, on National HIV Testing…

AHF’s ‘Condom Nation’ Big Rig Rolls into Detroit, Michigan!

AIDS group’s 70-foot, 18-wheel ‘Condom Nation’ big rig and companion Sprinter van continue national condom giveaway tour with a stop in Detroit, Michigan to participate in the “Dancing in the Streets II”. Goal: 6 months, 25-states, 10 million free condoms What: MEDIA AVAILABILITY—Free condom giveaway. AHF’s ‘Condom Nation’ 18-wheel semi truck continues six-month, 40-city, 25-state…

AHF Proudly Supports East Bay AIDS Walk

For the second year in a row, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) was a major sponsor of the East Bay AIDS Walk in Oakland, California offering matching grants to all local participating AIDS service organizations. This year, more than 500 people participated in the Walk, which took place on Saturday, June 16th.  AHF presented a check…

The case for condoms: Washington, DC’s public distribution campaign

Washington, DC is one of only a handful of US cities with public sector condom distribution campaigns. Why are there so few, while in other parts of the world, they are so common? Global Post By Emily Judem June 18, 2012 This website catches your eye. It boasts fluorescent links that direct you to “condom…

AHF’s ‘Condom Nation’ Big Rig Arrives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!

AIDS group’s 70-foot, 18-wheel ‘Condom Nation’ big rig and companion Sprinter van continue national condom giveaway tour with a stop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with partner agency Philadelphia FIGHT providing free HIV testing. Goal: 6 months, 25-states, 10 million free condoms. When & Where:         Friday, June 15th 9:00 pm to 1:00 am 1233 Locust Street between…

AHF and AFRICASO remind G20 leaders that the war on AIDS has not been won

AHF, the largest global AIDS group, and AFRICASO, the largest network of AIDS service organizations in Africa, say G20 countries should fully fund the Global Fund and honor previous funding commitment MEXICO CITY (June 12, 2012) As the annual G20 Summit convenes in Mexico this week, advocates from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and the African…