Monthly Archives: February 2013

Spotlight: AHF Ethiopia – Treatment, Testing, and Prevention on the Horn of Africa

  In addition to supporting one AHF treatment center in Ethiopia through a partnership with Worldwide Orphan Foundation, AHF’s Ethiopian branch also tested more than 50,000 people in 2012 with actions that ranged from targeted outreach to the high-risk demographic of cobblestone construction workers to free testing at a dignitary-dotted festival celebrating more than a…

Join AHF in supporting petition to Obama Administration encouraging release of Hepatitis C cure

  AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, is supporting a petition demanding the Obama Administration to encourage cooperation between two drug companies who, together, have a cure for Hepatitis C that is safe for patients — one of the named companies, Gilead Sciences, refuses to cooperate and only offers its exclusive Hepatitis…

AHF marks milestone of testing more than 1 million people worldwide for HIV in 2012

  AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest global AIDS nonprofit, surpassed a notable milestone in 2012 by testing more than one million individuals around the world for HIV — those who tested positive for the virus at testing actions on four continents around the globe were immediately linked to treatment and care. Routine HIV testing has…

Join AHF – Support a Petition to Stop White House Funding Cuts to Global Health

  Leading global nonprofit AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is supporting Yale student-born petition aimed at stopping White House funding cuts to programs like PEPFAR — 2012 funding cuts have already threatened the operation of multiple HIV/AIDS treatment centers in South Africa, where the global AIDS burden is the highest with 5.6 million people living with…

Gilead Turns Tax-Supported Tax-Evader with Hep C Patent in Ireland

  U.S.-based drug company Gilead Sciences’ has filed a patent for its new Hepatitis C drug compound in Ireland (according to the Wall Street Journal) where income on patent royalties is exempt; The move is an attempt to avoid paying U.S. taxes, while enjoying the taxpayer-funded research that makes their business possible LOS ANGELES, CA…

Anthem backs off mail order pharmacy mandate for California AIDS patients

  California insurance powerhouse Anthem Blue Cross angered patients and prompted legal action with recent policy forcing Anthem HIV/AIDS patients to get their medications through one mail order pharmacy LOS ANGELES (February 19, 2013) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, which currently provides medical care and/or services to over 200,000 individuals in…

AHF sponsors bill by Asm. Isadore Hall to require condoms in all adult films made in California

  After successful passage of Ballot Measure B, the County of Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, which Los Angeles County voters overwhelmingly approved—57% to 43%—in the November election, Assemblymember Hall introduces legislation to expand upon the workplace protections now required in Los Angeles County to protect all adult film actors…

Obama continues U.S. retreat on global AIDS

  Despite President’s cuts to global AIDS funding, his PEPFAR team offers upbeat propaganda of suggested Tweets and Facebook posts touting the program’s successes—obscuring the fact that his recent PEPFAR cuts also prompted the closure of McCord Hospital (and AIDS clinic) in South Africa as well as a planned 79% reduction in PEPFAR funding to…

AHF & partners celebrate Int’l Condom Day with events in 25 countries

  Starting February 13th—International Condom Day—events in over 65 cities in 25 countries around the world set the stage for free condom distribution, HIV testing and safer sex awareness events by AIDS Healthcare Foundation and its global partners CONTACTS: Ged Kenslea, +1.323.308.1833 or mobile 323.791.5526 [email protected] Lori Yeghiayan Friedman, +1.323.308.1834 or mobile 323.377.4312 [email protected] Kyveli…

Wilton Manors’ Out of the Closet Turns 5, S. Florida meets the INSTI 1-minute HIV test

For five years, the citizens of Wilton Manors, FL have been taking part in quality shopping, free HIV testing and accessing free condoms at the city’s Out of the Closet Thrift Store and AHF Pharmacy, which benefits leading global nonprofit AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). As South Floridians celebrated the site’s 5th anniversary with a gala…