Monthly Archives: June 2014

AHF: With three votes, California’s Condoms in porn bill (AB 1576) clears Senate Labor Committee

Assembly Bill 1576, Isadore Hall’s bill to require condoms in all adult films made in California, cleared the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee today; bill now moves on to Senate Appropriations. SACRAMENTO (June 25, 2014) California Assembly Bill 1576, a landmark bill that clarifies and strengthens state worker safety laws requiring condoms in all…

For the Second Time, Judge Squashes California Law that Would Cut Medi-Cal Rates to Safety Net Providers

In a ruling last week, Federal District Court Judge Manuel L. Real reaffirmed his previous judgment and injunction, thereby stopping enforcement of a state law that would slash Medi-Cal reimbursement rates for drugs dispensed by AHF and other safety net providers.   AHF first filed its lawsuit in 2009 to prevent California from ignoring federal…

AHF on National HIV Testing Day—Friday June 27th: ‘Keep Calm & Get Tested!

AHF to host over 16 free HIV mobile testing events in eight regions nationwide including California, Florida, Atlanta, Brooklyn, Dallas, Columbus, OH and Jackson, MS; Flagship Los Angeles event includes:   ·      MacArthur Park—Free testing on one of AHF’s mobile HIV testing vans—11am to 4pm, also ·      30th Birthday celebration/award presentation to HYDEIA BROADBENT, international…

Studies Show Majority of Gay Men and Youth Use Condoms

A survey by AHF studying the effectiveness of its overall social marketing and media found that men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) reported using condoms nearly 64% of the time, while a separate CDC-sponsored 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) showed that despite a decrease in usage from ten years ago, 59% of young people still report using condoms. …

‘Principles on Prevention’ Guide AHF’s Mission

As AIDS Healthcare Foundation continues its ambitious scale up of its global mission of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment and advocacy—now in 34 countries—the group outlined its Principles of Prevention in a treatise covering seven areas ranging from public health and advocacy to condom use.   LOS ANGELES (JUNE 13, 2014) As AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)…

Measure Creating L.A. City Health Commission Becomes Law

Mayor Garcetti failed to sign or veto the item, so measure creating City Health Commission becomes law.  Two weeks ago, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to adopt a measure to create a commission to oversee delivery of health services to City of Los Angeles residents. Under the L.A. City Charter,  “…If the Mayor…

Review-Journal: Settlement reached in (NV) rapid HIV testing case

By YESENIA AMARO LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Nevada and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation on Monday reached a settlement that will allow the foundation to continue to provide free rapid HIV testing with mobile vans. The foundation will be able to do so under its Nevada clinic licenses. The settlement is a positive outcome for people in…

1 in 4 Porn Performers Report Gonorrhea, Chlamydia in UCLA Adult Film Study

A UCLA research study of several hundred adult film industry performers confirms many of the sexual health risks facing adult industry performers today. Results of the study, conducted between August 2012 and June 2013, were presented (in poster form) today at the CDC’s 2014 STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta, and are being made public as…

Ambitious New HIV Strategy in Latin America & Caribbean Lauded by AHF

With the goal of expanding access to antiretroviral treatment in Latin America and the Caribbean, dozens of global, national, and regional AIDS groups gathered in Mexico City for the first Latin American & Caribbean Forum on the Continuum of Care – UNAIDS, PAHO/WHO, IAPAC, CDC, PEPFAR joined AHF in organizing groundbreaking health forum   Representatives…