Monthly Archives: January 2015

AHF Partners With National Organization of Black County Officials

Groups to share data, resources to promote HIV/AIDS education and testing LOS ANGELES (January 30, 2014) — AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, announces that it has entered into a 2015 partnership with the National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO) to ensure that elected and appointed officials are working to expand…

Ocular Syphilis in Washington State Reflects National STD Trend

AHF Calls for Increased STD Prevention Efforts LOS ANGELES (January 29, 2014) — Six people in Washington State have been infected with ocular syphilis in the past two months—including two who have gone blind—according to recent Washington Department of Health public warnings and news articles. The Seattle Times and Outbreak News Today reported last week…

Op-ed: Looking at HIV Testing in 2015

An HIV test on last night’s episode of HBO’s Looking is a timely reminder for viewers to have one of their own. HBO’s Looking just aired an episode focusing in part on one character’s journey with HIV testing. The scene, filmed at one of AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Out of the Closet thrift stores and HIV testing sites…

AHF Lauds Introduction of Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Bill

The Medicare Prescription Drug Negotiation Act (S. 31) introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and 6 co-sponsors, gives the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the authority to negotiate drug prices on behalf of all Medicare beneficiaries.  AHF calls Medicare negotiation a ‘no brainer’ that will counter pharma’s out-of-control pricing of specialty drugs, such…

AHF Mourns Passing of Wallace Albertson, Former Board Chair

Widow of actor Jack Albertson and documentary filmmaker served on AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Directors from 1997 through 2009, serving at various times as Board Chair and Vice Chair. LOS ANGELES (January 10, 2015) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today mourned the death of longtime West Hollywood resident Wallace Albertson, a former Board Chair of…

Nevada Brothel Rules to Apply to Porn

After another performer became infected with HIV while working in the porn industry in October, Nevada health officials announced they are considering applying the same regulations required of sex workers in brothels to the adult film industry. Since 1988, when the State Health Department first mandated condom use for all prostitutes in all brothels, there…