Monthly Archives: July 2014

Joseph Sonnabend, MD: The WHO’s Unwise Recommendation for Gay Men

By Joseph Sonnabend, MD Originally published on July 15, 2014 5:25 PM on Poz Blogs Image courtesy of Kevin Thomas/Dallas Voice PrEP is now being recommended by the WHO for, it seems all, sexually active gay men.  Actually it’s not quite that stark – they continue to recommend condom use as well.   Despite this, many will probably see…

CBS: New Billboard Tells Californians The State Is No. 2 In Cases Of Syphilis

Originally posted July 17, 2014 4:26 PM on CBSlocal.com LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — California is one of the nation’s leaders in tourism, solar jobs, charter schools, sunny days and the entertainment industry. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state is in danger of leading in another area: syphilis. The rate of syphilis…

AHF remembers those lost on MH17

When hundreds of lives, including six HIV/AIDS advocates and scientists, were needlessly ended by an unthinkable act of violence on July 17, the ripple effect of the loss was felt around the word. Here, members of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation family remember and honor fallen friends and comrades lost on Malaysian Airlines flight 17…   …

AHF Mourns Loss of AIDS Advocates in Malaysian Airlines Tragedy

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) mourns the loss of six HIV/AIDS advocates who died July 17 when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border after being shot down by a missile. The scientists and researchers, including former President of the International AIDS Society Dr. Joep Lange, were en route to the 20th International…

AHF: U.S. AIDS Strategy Falling Short

A UNAIDS report shows the U.S. is lagging in the global battle against HIV and AIDS and notes that U.S. infection rates are double that of Western Europe; AHF says statistics underscore need for total overhaul of U.S. approach to testing, linkage and access to care and treatment. WASHINGTON (July 17, 2014) A new UNAIDS…

WORLD and AHF to Join Forces

New affiliation between ‘Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases’ (WORLD) and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) seeks to improve delivery of lifesaving HIV/AIDS care and services to women in Oakland and the Greater Bay Area.     OAKLAND (July 1, 2014) Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (WORLD) is expanding its capacity to provide…