Monthly Archives: April 2014

AP: California committee passes bill that could push adult film industry to Nevada

By FENIT NIRAPPIL ASSOCIATED PRESS – April 29, 2014 Article also available here.  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A bill that would require adult film actors to wear condoms during productions anywhere in California and to be tested regularly for sexually transmitted diseases passed a committee vote Tuesday. AB1576 is the third attempt by Assemblyman Isadore Hall,…

AHF Urges Pension Funds to Vote for Resolution on Gilead CEO Pay

A Gilead shareholder proposal, “Patient Access as a Criterion of Executive Compensation,” submitted by Gilead stockholder and AHF President Michael Weinstein, will be voted on during the 2014 Annual Meeting of Gilead Stockholders on May 7, 2014. Gilead fought repeatedly—and unsuccessfully—to block the resolution from appearing on its proxy, a move the S.E.C. soundly rejected…

2,500 Attend “AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue” Evening of Action with Rev. Al Sharpton

‘Evening of Action’ and town hall panel discussion at New Mount Olive Baptist Church is a part of AHF’s national ‘AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue’ campaign – Discussion explored the fact that African Americans & Latinos continue to be disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS.  As part of its national “AIDS is a Civil Rights Issue”…

First Out of the Closet in Texas welcomed by city, state officials

At the April 19 grand opening of the first Out of the Closet Thrift Store in Texas, elected city, county, and state officials joined excited Dallas residents in welcoming the new store in Dallas’ Oak Lawn neighborhood  AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) hosted a grand opening event on Saturday, April 19 at the Foundation’s newest  Out…

LA Times: AIDS activists petition to put L.A. health commission on Nov. 4 ballot

By Eryn Brown Originally posted on LATimes.com on April 14, 2014 : Click here for the original article  After dropping a campaign to create a city of Los Angeles health department separate from the county’s, AIDS healthcare advocates instead petitioned election officials Monday to let voters decide if a city Health Commission should be formed. The proposed…

LA Times: Health officials were slow to reveal meningitis deaths, advocates say

This article originally appeared in the LA TIMES:    Advocates from health organizations and the gay community criticized Los Angeles County officials Tuesday over their response to a recent cluster of meningitis cases that have led to the deaths of three young men. The county’s Department of Public Health announced last week that there have been eight…

AHF Mourns the Passing of Dr. Charles Farthing

“It is with profound sadness that I inform you of the death of Charles Farthing, a renowned pioneer in HIV medicine, who served for many years as the AHF Chief of Medicine. During Charles’ tenure, AHF’s medical program grew tremendously in size and stature. He helped to build a medical structure that continues to this…