Monthly Archives: March 2013

Congress Puts Foot Down On Funding High-Priced AIDS Drugs

  Gilead and AIDS drug manufacturers must fill ADAP funding gap with price cuts, says AHF House and Senate-passed legislation that will fund government programs for the rest of FY2013 capped spending for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) at approximately $900 million. With price increase for AIDS drugs outpacing funding for ADAP, the pressure…

Kansas – Tell Your Legislators Vote ‘NO’ on Quarantine of HIV/AIDS Patients!

FIND YOUR STATE SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE House Bill 2183, which updates public health statutes in Kansas, allows for the quarantine of Kansans with all infectious diseases – including HIV – even though the disease is not spread through casual contact.Despite an attempt by Senator Marci Francisco (D, Lawrence) to amend and restore an exclusion for…

AHF Argentina Services Launched

  AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, announced the launch of services in Argentina with a press conference in Buenos Aires followed by flash mob dancing and condom distribution on Wednesday, March 27 BUENOS AIRES – AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, announced the official launch of Argentinian operations…

AHF to Premiere “Keep the Promise: The Global Fight Against AIDS” at Vail Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 27, 2013)—AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), will premiere its documentary feature “Keep the Promise: The Global Fight Against AIDS” at the 2013 Vail Film Festival set to take place March 28-31 in Vail, Colorado. The 44-minute, color film—executive produced by AHF, and produced by The HIV Story Project, along with Jörg Fockele…

Kansas law allowing quarantine of HIV/AIDS patients alarms advocates

  Kansas House Bill 2183, which updates the state’s public health statutes now allows for the potential quarantine of Kansans with all infectious diseases—including HIV–passed in the Kansas Senate yesterday, despite an attempt by Senator Marci Francisco (D, Lawrence) to amend and restore an exclusion for people living with HIV/AIDS; Francisco argued the disease is…

Latin America & Caribbean: Over 17,000 Living with HIV Treated by AHF

Leading global organization AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) recently surpassed the mark of 200,000 clients receiving treatment and care for HIV/AIDS around the world, including in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean AHF has been working in Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Haiti for years, and the Foundation is continuing its efforts with expansion into Argentina,…

AP: AIDS group calls on county to enforce condom law

  Mercury News by John Rogers Associated Press LOS ANGELES—A group that successfully campaigned for a new law requiring porn actors to use condoms accused Los Angeles County on Tuesday of failing to take action against violators. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has proof that at least one adult filmmaker acquired a permit, as mandated under…

SFGN: Annual AIDS Walk Comes Back to Fort Lauderdale at Full Force

  South Florida Gay News by Christiana Lilly The AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s eighth annual Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival, scheduled for March 24, has exploded over the years, reigning in $3 million since its inception. For 3.3 miles every year, the community comes together in the name of defeating HIV/AIDS. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s…

AHF marks National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

  This week, global nonprofit organization AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) joins the nation in commemorating the thousands of Native Americans and Alaska Natives who have lived with and battled HIV/AIDS since the epidemic began in the late 1980s with National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 20. Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…