Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Next Sexual Revolution, by Michael Weinstein

  Frontiers LA Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation July 11, 2012 The sexual revolution that began in the 1960s ushered in an era of free love. Birth control pills irrevocably cut the cord between sex and reproduction for straight people. Gay liberation and the blossoming of gay life brought about the flowering of…

South Africa Still The Hardest Hit By HIV Infections

  National Public Radio July 20, 2012 ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I’m Robert Siegel. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: And I’m Audie Cornish. The International AIDS Conference opens this weekend here in Washington at a time that activists and researchers are saying is a crucial moment for the epidemic. HIV…

AIDS Conference Long on Hope, Short on Action

Though U.S. Commitment to an “AIDS-Free Generation” Was Repeated Throughout the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. Over This Past Week, There Is Little Promise of Action Going Forward On the Heels of News that Treating All Who Are HIV-Positive is Cost-Effective, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the Largest Global AIDS Organization, Calls For New…

Michael Weinstein: We Have A Long Way To Go In The US

By: Kaiser Health News July 25, 2012 The president and co-founder of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation tells Joanne Silberner that it is important to keep public policy focused on proven methods for controlling AIDS. A transcript follows. JOANNE SILBERNER:  Michael Weinstein, there is a real optimism around the conference.  People are saying the end of…

AIDS Activists Unite in Criticism of Obama

  “No coherent message on AIDS from White House”  Press Conference, TUESDAY, July 24th @ 4pm, International AIDS Conference Media Center PCR #2 AIDS conference organizers borrow page from Russia’s Vladimir Putin’s playbook by requiring mandatory screening of campaign style Obama video message prior to every conference satellite session; AHF to criticize WH in face…

Condoms in Porn Measure Scores Spot on November Ballot

LAist By Lauren Lloyd July 24, 2012 The vote is in from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors: Angelenos will vote on whether or not condoms should be mandatory in porn production on the November ballot. The board voted 3-1 today “to approve certification of the results of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s examination of signatures…

The Porn Industry Condom Debate: A Double Standard With Hollywood?

The Wrap By Todd Cunningham July 24, 2012 With a measure requiring condoms for porn shoots set for the ballot in Los Angeles County, adult film industry advocates point to mainstream filmmaking in Hollywood as proof they’re being unfairly singled out. “When’s the last time you saw Brad Pitt stop in the middle of a…

L.A. County voters to decide if porn actors must use condoms

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors votes 3 to 1 to place measure on the November ballot. The measure’s foes may sue in an effort to block the voting. LA Times By Jason Song July 24, 2012 After facing years of political pressure from healthcare advocates, Los Angeles County supervisors agreed on a 3-1 tally…