Monthly Archives: September 2013

AHF Praises Kerry’s Call on UN Members to Support Global AIDS Fight

Speaking before the UN General Assembly in New York, US Secretary of State, says, “Fighting global AIDS is a global responsibility,” also calls on member countries to support the Global Fund replenishment WASHINGTON (September 25, 2013)—AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today praised U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for remarks delivered earlier today before the UN…

AHF Lauds UK’s £1 Billion (USD $1.6B) Commitment to the Global Fund

Announcement, made before the start of the UN General Assembly in New York, follows a pledge earlier this month by Nordic countries, including Sweden and Norway, of US$750 million for the 2014-16 period. Global Fund officials hope to secure US$15 billion from donor countries for the period; United States, by far the largest contributor to…

HIV-infected porn actors call for condom use

By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES—A handful of HIV-positive porn actors called on the adult film industry Wednesday to require that condoms be used on all film sets, saying a recent outbreak of infections proves the industry’s mandate that performers be tested every 14 days isn’t working. The actors spoke at a news conference…

HOT 97’s Mister Cee: “Today, I’m Free”

Last week, DJ Mister Cee broke barriers with public declaration of desire for trans women – In a new PSA for AHF, Cee touts new sexual revolution as one of both freedom and health    On the heels of a public declaration that rocked the hip hop community last week, veteran DJ Mister Cee –…

L.A. County Paying Legal Fees to AHF

California State Court twice finds that L.A. County’s Department of Health Services violated the law by illegally awarding a $75M ‘no-bid’ contract to a favored vendor; Court also awards several hundred thousand dollars in legal fees to AHF, which brought the lawsuits. In two separate lawsuits brought by AHF, the Court found the County violated…

AHF: GSK SUED FOR CHEATING ON PRICING OF AIDS DRUGS

AHF filed suit in the Superior Court of the State California alleging that GlaxoSmithKlinehas failed to provide legally required discounts for HIV drugs. Drug giant is bound by contractual obligations to sell drugs, including AIDS drugs, to AHF at discounted rates under the 340B federal discount drug program. The purpose of the program is to…

AIDS health group says lawmaker halted bill requiring condoms in porn

An advocacy group backing a proposed state law requiring adult film actors to use condoms launched a robocall campaign Thursday targeting a Los Angeles-area state assemblyman who they accuse of stymieing the legislation. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) denied that he is holding the bill up. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation said it is blanketing Gatto’s…