Monthly Archives: December 2014

California Says Porn Actor Infected on Adult Film Set

California’s Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Branch reports today that it has documented that an adult film performer thought to be working in Nevada contracted HIV while working on set. The case involves a male performer working with another male performer; the individual initially tested HIV-negative in California after the out-of-state exposure, but two…

AHF Backs Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty

TALLAHASEE (January 21, 2015) — In response to recent news reports and statements issued by the office of embattled Florida Governor Rick Scott that suggest the governor is seeking to soon replace Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty—most likely with a political appointee who is friendlier to the insurance industry—AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global…

New Ebola Billboards Amplify Message of AHF Rose Parade Float

New L.A. area Ebola billboards serve as solemn reminder that the Ebola crisis still rages in West Africa and needs ongoing worldwide attention and assistance. Billboards also augment message of AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s “Protecting Global Health: Ebola First Responders” Rose Parade float. Following the Ebola deaths of two physicians working with AHF in West Africa,…

CDC’s Latest STD Report Confirms “Syphilis Explosion”

LOS ANGELES (December 19, 2014) —The rate of primary and secondary syphilis last year was the highest recorded since 1996 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this week with the release of their 2013 STD Surveillance report.  In 2013, there were 17,357 confirmed case of syphilis in the United States, a ten-percent…

AHF’s 2015 Rose Parade Float to Honor Ebola First Responders

Following the Ebola deaths of two physicians working with AIDS Healthcare Foundation in West Africa, AHF will dedicate its entry in the 126th Rose Parade® to honor the inspiring—often heartrending—stories of Ebola First Responders working in the Herculean effort to save lives worldwide.   AHF’s float—which will feature a 17-foot tall rotating heart created out…

Florida: Third Insurance Company Agrees to Reduce HIV/AIDS Drug Pricing

TALLAHASSEE, FL (December 17, 2014) – For the third time in the past month the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) applauds Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin M. McCarty for yet another agreement with a major health insurer to reduce drug pricing for costly HIV/AIDS medications. Following drug formulary changes by Coventry Healthcare of Florida and Cigna, Humana…

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Condoms In Porn Mandate

Judges rule law approved by 57% of LA County Voters does not violate First Amendment Rights LOS ANGELES (December 15, 2014) – AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS organization, applauded today’s decision by the U.S. Ninth District Court of Appeals to uphold Measure B, the law approved by 57% of Los Angeles County…

AHF’s Latest Advocacy Ad asks, ‘What Consensus on PrEP?’

Newest advocacy ad follows AHF’s November “CDC: What if you’re Wrong on PrEP?” ad, which challenged the wisdom of CDC’s May 2014 recommendation that 500,000 men-who-have-sex-with-men and other high-risk individuals go on Gilead’s HIV/AIDS medication Truvada as a form of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent possible HIV transmission. AHF’s new ad, which starts appearing December…

AHF: Kaiser Permanente PrEP Study Reports 45% Increase in Condom-less Sex

A San Francisco Business Times article reports “eye-popping statistic” from a Kaiser Permanente study of approximately 500 individuals taking Truvada once a day as pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV. The study, which enrolled a majority of men who have sex with multiple men and was conducted through Kaiser’s HIV care and prevention program in San…

AHF Opens First Long Island Healthcare Center

AIDS Healthcare Foundation celebrated the grand opening of its first AHF Healthcare Center on Long Island with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Bellport, NY location on Friday, December 5th.  The AHF Bellport Healthcare Center is housed within the Bellport Primary Care Center, operated by the Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, located at 515 Bellport…