Monthly Archives: September 2014

‘Condom Facts’ Ad Highlights Role Condoms Play in Prevention

Condom ad, appearing in several California publications this week, notes that when used consistently and correctly, condoms work 98% of the time; also that in L.A. County, a majority of adolescents use condoms, while the majority (64%) of young gay men also use condoms. Awareness ad addresses myth of ‘condom fatigue’ concerning the use and…

AHF Milestone: 350,000 People in 36 Countries Now on Treatment

350,000-patient benchmark also represents one-third of AHF’s own commitment to caring for one million patients by 2020 as part of the 20X20 Campaign—a worldwide effort to provide AIDS care to 20 million by 2020. In the U.S., where AHF first launched in 1987, the nonprofit now provides lifesaving treatment in 41 clinics in 13 states…

AHF to Gilead: “Have You No Shame?” Pricing New Hepatitis C Drug Above $84K

Gilead will price the first all-oral treatment for the virus, to hit the market in October, above the current $84,000 Sovaldi formulation, which is prescribed and taken with ribavirin or interferon, older medications that must be injected. Advocates ask ‘why?’ when they just slashed pricing to $300 per month in India. LOS ANGELES (September 19,…

CA Gov. Brown Signs ‘Condoms as Evidence’ Bill

AB 336 (Ammiano, D, San Francisco) now requires district attorneys to get a court’s permission to use possession of more than one condom as potential evidence that a defendant was engaged in prostitution or loitering with intent to commit prostitution—a process that AHF, a co-sponsor of the bill, believes will ultimately prove too burdensome for…

‘One Community’ Billboards Celebrate Fellowship of HIV+ and HIV- Gay Men

AIDS group takes on potentially divisive stigma in the gay community over HIV status with new ‘One Community,’ billboard campaign in L.A. and New York featuring a line of self-identified HIV-positive and HIV-negative gay men in body-paint T-shirts with their respective sero-status printed across their chests. Billboard campaign is an extension of AHF’s multi-faceted anti…

Miami: ‘God Loves HIV+ Me’ Billboard Fights Stigma

AIDS group continues to take HIV stigma head-on with billboard campaign featuring HIV-positive individuals in T-shirts reading ‘HIV+’ across the front. Photos are bracketed by the simple text ‘God Loves’ and ‘Me’ on each side, making these HIV-positive individuals the headline and focus of the campaign. The anti HIV stigma ads, which have been running…

AHF opens new specialized HIV Healthcare Center in San Diego

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is expanding San Diego’s access to specialized, client-centered HIV/AIDS care with the opening of the new AHF San Diego Healthcare Center on September 9 – affordable STD clinic opening to follow in October CONTACTS:    Ged Kenslea, +1.323.308.1833 or mobile 323.791.5526                     [email protected] Diana Schmid, +1.619.574.9700 or mobile 619.572.8644                   [email protected]   SAN DIEGO…

AHF CONDEMNS WHO DECISION TO DENY LIFESAVING EVACUATION TO SIERRA LEONE DOCTOR

(Kampala, Uganda) – The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) reacted harshly today to news of the World Health Organisation’s refusal to evacuate a Sierra Leonean Doctor, Dr Olivet Buck, almost certainly contributing to her death on Saturday 14 September.   The WHO declined the Sierra Leonean Government request for funds and assistance to evacuate Dr Buck…

AHF PROPOSES STRATEGIC ACTION TO COMBAT EBOLA EPIDEMIC

To coincide with the emergency meeting of the African Union (AU) Executive Council, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) sent out an urgent call for action, urging the AU to develop a strategic action and implementation plan to respond to the immediate crisis. The letter addressed to the AU Chairperson outlined four strategic interventions to the…