Monthly Archives: September 2015

$750 Drug That Sells For $1 to Government Agencies Underscores Need for Drug Pricing Reform

LOS ANGELES (September 24, 2015)—AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization that currently serves over 486,000 patients around the world each year, today denounced the lack of regulation and pharmaceutical industry greed that has led to record drug prices for specialty medications and billions of dollars in profits for drug manufacturers. Most recently,…

1,600 protest silently in Durban, demanding justice for rape survivors

AHF and partner organizations led the 2nd Silent Protest in Durban, South Africa on August 21 with 1,600 participants, to draw attention to rape survivors whose voices are routinely silenced by sexual violence and call for greater access to Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after rape. The protest—co-organized with the Durban University of Technology, Sex Worker…

New AHF Billboard Campaign Addresses STD Risks From Popular Dating Apps

LOS ANGELES (September 18, 2015)  AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) released its latest billboard campaign in Los Angeles this week to draw attention to rising STD rates over a time period that corresponds with the growing popularity of dating or “hookup” mobile phone apps. In addition to a lengthy September Vanity Fair article entitled “Tinder and the Dawn of the…

AHF Remembers Nikolay Nedzelskiy

Last week AHF Russia honored the memory of Nikolay Nedzelskiy, a prominent Russian AIDS pioneer and activist who was the first to bring the AIDS Quilt to his homeland, on the 40th day following his passing in August. According to the Russian tradition, 40 days after the death of a person, family and friends gather…

Californians Edge Closer to Voting for Condom Use in Adult Film Production

By Susan Abram, Los Angeles Daily News A Los Angeles based HIV/AIDS organization says it has collected enough signatures for a statewide ballot measure that, if approved by voters, would enforce condom use on adult film sets in California. Officials with AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the group For Adult Industry Responsibility announced Monday that they’ll…

Activists Submit Signatures for California Condoms-in-Porn Vote

Reporting by Daniel Wallis in Denver; Editing by Eric Beech, Yahoo News A campaign to require condom use in pornographic film productions in California has submitted enough signatures to election officials before Monday’s deadline to put a ballot measure before state voters in 2016, organizers said. “Unlike most politicians, voters are not squeamish about this issue,…

California Might Make the Porn Industry Put on a Condom

By Amanda Marcotte , Slate In 2012, AIDS activists in Los Angeles helped pass a law requiring condom use on all porn sets within county lines. In 2014, a federal court upheld the law, finding that the First Amendment doesn’t excuse employers from basic health and safety regulations.Now the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has turned to the rest of California,…

Ending AIDS Demands More Resources, Testing and Condoms

If Latin American countries are to meet the commitment of ending AIDS in the near future, the resources of all kinds are urgently needed. This was the prevailing theme among the 150 representatives from 30 countries during the 2nd Latin American Forum on the Continuum of HIV/AIDS Care, in Rio De Janeiro on Aug.18-19, 2015….

557,136 Signatures Submitted for 2016 Condoms in Porn Ballot Measure in CA

L.A. Press Conference, Monday, September 14th 11:00 am Group is filing 557,136 signatures throughout California by Monday deadline; 365,880 valid signatures of registered voters are needed to qualify measure for November 2016 California ballot. Safer sex advocates to also announce filing of seven more safety complaints against porn producers with both Cal/OSHA and the L.A….