Monthly Archives: June 2015

AHF Cheers ‘Historic’ Court Ruling, Says Gay Marriage Will Save Lives

One of the unintended consequences of the Court’s ruling could be a reduction in new HIV and STD infections among gay men. Gay marriage and the values any sanctioned marriage encourages may be one of the single most successful ways to promote safer sex. WASHINGTON (June 26, 2015) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) cheered the Supreme Court ruling…

June 27th: AHF To Host National HIV Testing Day Events

World’s largest AIDS organization will hold over 20 events nationwide to promote “We Can Do It” HIV testing and prevention LOS ANGELES (June 23, 2015) — AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest global AIDS organization, will commemorate National HIV Testing Day on Saturday, June 27th through events promoting HIV prevention, testing and treatment that will be…

AID Atlanta and AHF to Join Forces

New affiliation between AID Atlanta and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) seeks to expand services and improve delivery of HIV health care and services throughout Metro Atlanta, the #3 City in the U.S. for new HIV infections   ATLANTA (TBD) AID Atlanta and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) are joining forces to expand the Agency’s capacity and…

Chicago Health Department Urges Gay Men to Vaccinate Against Invasive Meningococcal Disease

Four Cases of Rare Communicable Bacterial Disease Have Been Reported Among Sexually Active Gay Men LOS ANGELES (June 18, 2015) —The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently week confirmed four cases of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) among sexually active gay in the Chicago area and has issued a public health advisory urging men who have sex with…

AHF President Calls Attention to “The War Against Prevention” In a New Editorial Ad Campaign

Message that “protecting the public health is a sacred trust based on scientific data, not emotions or personal desires,” will run in LGBT publications nationwide   LOS ANGELES (June 16, 2015) — In a new editorial ad campaign that will soon launch in gay publications and magazines nationwide, AHF President Michael Weinstein reminds the gay…

LA County Loses Another Round in Court to AHF

LOS ANGELES (June 16, 2015) — AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein issued the following statement today in response to Los Angeles County losing its legal challenge to force AHF, a long-standing not-for profit entity, to pay property taxes: “In an ongoing campaign of harassment against AHF, LA County challenged AHF’s exemption from property taxes…

L.A. County Backs HIV Prevention Drug, But Health Officials Have Concerns

Los Angeles Times June 11, 2015 By Soumya Karlamangla It’s been nearly three years since the federal government approved Truvada, a daily pill hailed nationally as a miracle drug because it can prevent HIV infections. But until this week, Los Angeles County hadn’t begun to spread the word and distribute the medicine despite being the…

95% of HIV Doctors Worry About Adherence to PrEP; Only 5,200 RXs from 2012 to 2014

American Academy of HIV Medicine study in its April ‘15 HIV Specialist magazine reports 95% of medical providers surveyed were concerned about adherence when deciding whether or not to prescribe PrEP. At the same time, news that only 5,272 prescriptions for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) have been written between 2012 and 2014 comes via a paper…

Daily News: OSHA Hears Industry, Advocates On Porn Safety Standards

By Susan Abram, Los Angeles Daily News After five years of public hearings and heated debates, a proposed set of safety standards for all California porn production sets is edging closer to being finalized, but adult film performers say if passed, the new regulations would make sex scenes look like medical dramas. The 21-page draft,…