Monthly Archives: August 2014

AHF Asks “How Many More?” on Latest Porn HIV Infection

Two weeks after Assembly Bill 1576, Isadore Hall’s bill to require condoms in all adult films made in California, failed to get out of the Senate Appropriations Committee—effectively killing the bill this year—another industry-related HIV infection in a performer has prompted a filming moratorium in the industry. AHF says it’s time for Cal/OSHA to act…

Oakland: WORLD & AHF Partnership Strengthens HIV/AIDS Support for Women & Girls

Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (WORLD) and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will host an affiliation celebration on August 28 to introduce Oakland to a stronger, unified support system for public health in the Bay Area What:               WORLD/AHF Affiliation Celebration   When:              THURSDAY, August 28th   6 pm – 8 pm   Where:                        African-American…

AHF Clarifies ‘PrEP Facts’ Ad

UPDATE: In AHF’s recent ‘PrEP Facts’ ad, it was not noted that both the CAPRISA Gel and VOICE Gel PrEP studies in women were conducted using only one drug (Tenofovir), not a two-drug combo (Emtricitabine/Tenofovir) and involved applying a gel internally. This difference may have contributed to varying efficacy rates. Citing poor drug adherence by…

AHF: Institutional Racism Harms Nation’s Health

In response to broader societal issues raised by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, AHF continues its call for health care access as a basic civil right and stands with citizens of the United States, Reverend Al Sharpton, National NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, and others in the fight against institutionalized racism nationwide. LOS ANGELES (August…

AHF on AB 1576: Condom Use in Porn Remains the Law in California

After Assembly Bill 1576, Isadore Hall’s bill to require condoms in all adult films made in California, did not get out of the Senate Appropriations Committee today—effectively killing the bill for this year—AIDS Healthcare Foundation vows to reintroduce the legislation next year.  SACRAMENTO (August 14, 2014) California Assembly Bill 1576, a landmark bill that would…

AHF files first Nevada OSHA porn safety complaints targeting Kink.com

AHF filed a formal ‘Notice of Alleged Safety or Health Hazards’ complaint with the State of Nevada’s OSHA against Bay Area adult film production company Kink Studios, LLC and Kink.com, Inc. over recent filming that may have exposed employees—adult film performers—to infectious disease by exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials.  LAS VEGAS (August…

Group Challenges Lax Global Response to Ebola

Following the death last week from Ebola of Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, the physician who had lead Sierra Leone’s response to that country’s outbreak and who had also been serving as Medical Officer for AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Sierra Leone Country Program and its free AIDS treatment clinic, officials from AHF and Dr. Khan’s family hosted…

AHF Lauds South Africa’s Move to Expand HIV Treatment

Minister of Health’s action will bring South Africa in line with World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for starting antiretroviral treatment (ART) for patients with a CD4 count of less than 500 DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA (1 August 2014) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization which currently provides medical care and services to over…