Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cal/OSHA Issues Landmark Ruling Against Treasure Island Media On Bareback Porn

In a first-of-its-kind legal ruling, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board rejected an appeal by the Bay Area condom-less porn company and issued a broad rebuke to Treasure Island Media, Inc., finding that the issues cited in the company’s bareback porn film citations are “serious.”   Last February, AHF filed Cal/OSHA safety…

Condom Education at Zambian University Targets Youth and Hostels

As the University of Zambia welcomed students for a new semester, AHF Zambia held an innovative condom education workshop and tested hundreds As the campus of Zambia’s largest university sprang to life with the launch of a new semester, AHF Zambia  seized the opportunity to provide education on condom use as well as free HIV testing to…

AHF Opens New HIV Healthcare Center in Long Beach

Long Beach gains new health resource as AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) opens specialized healthcare center offering treatment and care for people living with HIV/AIDS (photo above: courtesy of Long Beach Press-Telegram) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) opened its newest domestic Healthcare Center on January 7 in Long Beach, California. The facility offers advice from HIV experts and…

AHF to ask states to block Gilead’s $1,000 per pill Hepatitis drug from Medicaid formularies

Gilead is not the original developer of Sovaldi, its new Hepatitis C medication that will cost $84,000 for a 12-week course of treatment; instead, it bought the drug developer, rival company Pharmasett, for $11 billion cash in 2011. Gilead now seeks a bonanza on a financial investment by gouging cash-strapped government programs, treating states like…

The Sun (San Bernardino) Upland HIV/AIDS clinic could close due to cut in federal funding

By Joe Nelson, The Sun POSTED: 01/14/14, 4:33 PM PST | UPDATED: 3 HRS AGO http://www.sbsun.com/business/20140114/upland-hivaids-clinic-could-close-due-to-cut-in-federal-funding SAN BERNARDINO >> Staff and patients from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Upland clinic gathered at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting to complain about the county terminating its contract with the clinic to provide funding through the federal Ryan White…

(Ft. Worth) Star-Telegram Tarrant County sued over grant funds

BY CATY HIRST original article link [email protected] FORT WORTH — The largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the United States is questioning Tarrant County’s methods of distributing federal grant money meant to provide medical care to those coping with the disease. The nonprofit AIDS Healthcare Foundation is suing Tarrant County, saying the county did…

Gilead Asks SEC to Block CEO Pay Resolution

Late last year, AHF President and Gilead stockholder Michael Weinstein submitted a shareholder proposal, “Patient Access as a Criterion of Executive Compensation,” for consideration for shareholder Proxy vote in conjunction with the 2014 Annual Meeting of Gilead Stockholders. However, Gilead officials rejected the proposal outright without any prior consultation with Weinstein to resolve alleged discrepancies…

Out in the 562: Long Beach couple reminisces about riding on historic Rose Parade float where gay couple married

Posted on January 7, 2014 by Phillip Zonkel Long Beach residents and married couple Mina Meyer, right, and Sharon Raphael, left, rode in the Rose Parade on the float where gay couple Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots (top) were married. Meyer and Raphael were selected to ride the float because they have been LGBT activists…

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Opens New Men’s Wellness Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., in Partnership With Gay Men of African Descent

From CDC National Prevention Information Network January 9, 2014 This article was reported by News Medical and originally posted in thebody.com: direct link. News Medical reported that AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has partnered with the local nonprofit organization Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD) to open the AHF Brooklyn Men’s Wellness Center at GMAD’s facility in…