Monthly Archives: April 2013

Out of the Closet Thrift Store Celebrates 1st Anniversary & “A Royal Birthday”

“Cheap Chic: Fashion for Charity” event on Friday, April 26th celebrated “A Royal Birthday” with royal acts, cheap chic models and fun surprises! With 22 “Out of the Closet” store locations in the United States—including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Miami—the popular and award-winning store chain is the largest retail fundraising vehicle in…

Obama’s response to AIDS criticized in new “It’s a Shame” ads

In bus shelter ads surrounding the White House, AIDS Healthcare Foundation campaign expresses disappointment at the fact that President Obama is set to go down in history as the first President to scale back the U.S. commitment to fighting the global AIDS epidemic Playing on iconic “Hope” rhetoric and imagery from 2008 presidential campaign, the…

Condoms in porn bill (AB 332) clears CA Assembly Labor Committee

  California Assembly Bill 332, Rep. Isadore Hall’s bill to require condoms in all adult films made in California, cleared the Committee on Labor and Employment in the California Assembly in a bipartisan 5 to 0 vote earlier today and now moves on to the Assembly Appropriations Committee SACRAMENTO (April 24, 2013) – California Assembly…

AHF applauds WHO decision to initiate HIV treatment earlier

  World Health Organization (WHO) announced today at Treatment as Prevention conference in Vancouver, Canada that it will raise treatment initiation guidelines for HIV-positive individuals from a CD4 count of less than 350 to a count of less than 500AHF has strongly advocated for WHO to raise the treatment initiation, knowing it will increase the…

Los Angeles: AHF provides free meningitis vaccines to thousands

  Responding to the sudden death of 33-year-old West Hollywood attorney Brett Shaad last weekend from acute bacterial meningococcal meningitis, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) began offering free meningitis vaccinations this week at three Los Angeles locations in West Hollywood and Hollywood The Foundation gave an average of over 300 vaccinations daily at the West Hollywood…

Nation of Change: AIDS Healthcare Foundation Administers Free HIV Testing in Self-Operated Thrift Stores

Nation of Change Caring for people worldwide living with HIV and AIDS, AHF is constantly creating innovative ways to deliver healthcare to more people, test a greater population for HIV and be an advocate for prevention. They might look like typical thrift stores from the outside where people browse racks of clothes or donate their…

Update: Meningitis Facts and Vaccination Information

  Los Angeles: AHF Provides Free Meningitis Vaccines to Thousands AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is responding to the recent deaths of two Los Angeles-area men from acute bacterial meningococcal meningitis by offering free meningitis vaccinations at the following location: LOCATION for AHF’s FREE meningitis vaccinations: AHF Hollywood Men’s Wellness Center 1300 N. Vermont Ave., Suite…

AHF Dismayed at LA Public Health Dept. Indifference toward Meningitis cases

  LOS ANGELES (April 17, 2013)—AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) released the following statement in response to a press conference given today by the Los Angeles County Public Health Department and its Director, Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH. “While AHF applauds the County for offering the vaccine to low-income and uninsured residents, we are disappointed that…

Meningitis—two more fatalities in California

3pm PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY Press CONFERENCE & TELECON: Tues., April 16 3:00pm Rjay Spoon, a 30 year-old gay man from Downtown Los Angeles, died of acute Neisseria Meningitis on December 16, 2012 in Los Angeles. A 30 year-old San Diego State University student who lived in Chula Vista died of the same disease sometime on…