Monthly Archives: August 2015

Groundbreaking Co-op for New Model of Care in Europe

After three years of advocating and negotiating for access to anti-retroviral (ARV) medications for Linda Clinic in Narva, Estonia, AHF in partnership with the Estonian Network of People Living with HIV (EPHV) came to a positive agreement with the Estonian government officials in a life-affirming collaboration. On August 18, officials from the Linda Clinic and Ida-Viru Central…

Cal OSHA Institutes Stricter Porn Regulations on Workplace Safety

“Realistic possibility” of workplace infection replaces “substantial probability” as new judging standard; OSHA upholds all safety complaints against porn’s Treasure Island Media despite having to reduce fines. Latest Cal/OSHA Appeals Board ruling confirms that OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens statute section 5193 applies to the adult film industry, and adult film performers are ‘employees,’ not ‘independent contractors.’…

Gilead Ups Stealth Marketing Campaign for PrEP, Skirting FDA Oversight

Gilead awards PrEP “education and awareness” grants to 66 groups, many serving populations that top PrEP research studies have shown had issues with drug adherence, behavior that can greatly decrease its efficacy for HIV prevention. Many of these organizations also are in a position to prescribe PrEP. Gilead, which has said it is not advertising…

135 Organizations to World Bank: Fix the Middle-Income Country Designation Now

AHF and a coalition of over 135 organizations from 16 countries launched a campaign and an online petition today urging the President of the World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim to change the way the Bank defines Middle-Income Countries (MIC). CLICK THROUGH TO SEE THE ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTING THIS IMPORTANT CHANGE AND  READ THE COALITION LETTER…

Fight to Slash Drug Prices Headed for 2016 California Ballot

379,000 registered California voter signatures have been collected (366,880 are needed) in support of the California Drug Price Relief Act, a 2016 ballot initiative to require the state to pay no more for prescription medications than the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Signature gathering on similar Ohio ballot measure begins today. LOS ANGELES and COLUMBUS, OH…

AHF Highlights “Reaching Common Ground on PrEP’ in New National Ad Campaign

AHF’s ad campaign, which offers principles for the administration of PrEP for the community’s consideration, starts Aug. 19th in newspapers and magazines in seven markets or cities nationwide: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington, DC and South Florida.   “At the end of the day, PrEP is an individual option not a…

AHF India Calls Together Advocates and Government to Fight AIDS

Two million people living with HIV (PLWH) call India home. It is the third largest population of PLWH in the world and in certain sub-groups, such as commercial sex workers, HIV prevalence remains well above the national average.  The country once had a strong core of civil society AIDS organizations that advocated on behalf of…

Civil Rights & AIDS Activists Hold ‘Take it Down!’ Confederate Flag Protest in Jackson, MS

AHF is joining activists from the local NAACP chapter in Jackson as well as from Friends of Fallen Riders, a local biker organization that does community work to host a State House protest urging Mississippi—the only state that includes the Confederate battle emblem—to remove the flag emblem. As debate unfolds around the public display of…