Monthly Archives: March 2015

Miami Herald: Coventry (Ins. Co.) slashes co-pays on all oral HIV drugs

On Friday, Aetna, which owns Coventry Health Care of Florida, announced it would become the second company to offer reduced co-pays on all oral HIV/AIDS medications, following a civil rights complaint filed last year that accused the company and several others of discrimination. Effective June 1, all nationwide Aetna and Coventry plans will transfer all…

FL Insurance Commissioner McCarty Announces Improved Nationwide Access to HIV Medications

Aetna, Inc. and Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc. are revising their HIV/AIDS drug formularies for individual health plan members; changes mean a majority of HIV drugs currently labeled as specialty drugs in the highest cost tier will be reclassified as either generic or non-preferred brand drugs and moved into the lower cost tiers. TALLAHASSEE,…

“Trust Him?” New AHF Billboard Campaign Asks Simple Question

Public awareness campaign sheds light on health risks associated with couple infidelity LOS ANGELES (March 24, 2015) — AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS organization, unveiled its newest billboard public awareness campaign in Los Angeles this week to encourage honesty and transparency in sexual relationships and promote testing for HIV and STDs. The…

Florida AIDS Walk Raises Over $1 Million

Salt-N-Pepa perform live at AHF’s 10th Annual Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival; funds will benefit South Florida HIV/AIDS organizations  LAUDERDALE (March 19, 2014) – The 10th Annual Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival benefitting South Florida HIV/AIDS service providers was held on Sunday, March 22nd on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The annual 5K fundraising walk…

Cal/OSHA targeted over 5-year delay on adult film condom regulations

Sacramento PROTEST March 19th followed by PUBLIC TESTIMONY at Cal/OSHA Standards Board Hearing Advocates to decry years-long delay in amending California’s Bloodborne Pathogens Statutes re: condom use by adult film workers; 50 advocates to host 8am Sacramento protest at the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency followed by public testimony at the Cal/OSHA Standards Board…

S.F. Health Dept. Issues Advisory on Intestinal Bacteria in MSM

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) recently issued a health warning about the rise of Shigella, a bacteria that is transmitted through contact with fecal matter. Symptoms include: diarrhea, fever, stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting. Symptoms usually occur 1-3 days after becoming infected but can range from 12 – 96 hours. Men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM)…

Rev. Al Sharpton To Keynote Selma ‘AIDS Is A Civil Rights Issue’ Town Hall

Sharpton to be honored with Human Rights Vanguard Award for contributions to AHF’s year-long black and Latino HIV/AIDS national public awareness campaign  LOS ANGELES (March 3, 2014) — Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton will keynote a special “AIDS Is A Civil Rights Issue” town hall discussion sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest…

More Ocular Syphilis Cases in West Coast Gay Men Prompt Health Warnings

Cases in Washington, San Francisco and possibly L.A. Raise Alarm, Demand Action Since December, as many as 15 cases of the disease—which has led to blindness in several individuals—have been reported in men who have sex with men in Washington State (6 cases, 2 blinded) and San Francisco (7 cases) as well as two suspected…

An Attack on South Africa’s T.A.C. Is an Attack on Civil Society

AIDS Healthcare Foundation adds its voice to calls for healthcare reform in the Free State DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA (5 March 2015) The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has been running clinical programs in South Africa since 2002. We have worked in partnership with the government for almost a decade and know firsthand how good governance and…

AHF Welcomes New Lesotho HIV & AIDS Authority (LeHA)

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA (4 March 2015) The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) applauds a renewed national focus on HIV/AIDS in Lesotho, which will be spearheaded by the government of the Kingdom of Lesotho since the disbandment of the National AIDS Commission in 2011. The newly established Lesotho HIV & AIDS Authority (LeHA) is expected to scale-up…