Monthly Archives: December 2015

2016 Rose Parade: AHF’s Float Celebrates ‘A Girl’s World of Adventure’

AHF’s float celebrates and seeks to empower young girls the world over as it poignantly captures the Tournament of Roses’ 2016 parade theme: ‘Find Your Adventure.’  Inspired by Art Deco designs and Works Progress Administration artisans, AHF’s float features an 11-foot spinning golden globe surrounded by four 8-foot tall floral girls from around the world dressed…

Advocates Submit 171,205 Signatures for 2016 Drug Pricing Ballot Measure in Ohio

LOS ANGELES (December 22, 2015)—Drug pricing advocates affiliated with Ohioans for Fair Drug Prices and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today filed 171,205 registered Ohio voter signatures with state officials in support of the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, a proposed statewide ballot initiative that will revise Ohio law to require state programs pay the same…

Why New York’s Plan to Push the HIV-prevention Pill Could Backfire

NY Post December 21, 2015 By David Kaufman Despite the news blip provided by Charlie Sheen, it has become all too easy to stop thinking about AIDS and HIV. But that would be a mistake. Because right now, an unlikely alliance between global drug makers and local politicos is recalibrating long-term HIV prevention strategies across…

“PrEP: The Revolution That Didn’t Happen” Declares New AHF Ad

More than three years after FDA first approved use of Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission, CDC reports just 21,000 individuals in the U.S. are on PrEP today. In May 2014, the CDC first recommended 500,000 high-risk individuals go on PrEP.  CDC is now recommending that 1.2 million people go on PrEP—including 1…

AHF Hosts Grand Opening of New Clinic, Pharmacy in Austin, Indiana

New AHF facility will offer state-of-the-art medical care, including specialty pharmacy services, to those living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Austin and Southern Indiana. Clinic and AHF Pharmacy are opening on the heels of a significant outbreak of HIV in Austin that unfolded over the past year driven primarily by intravenous drug use. To…

‘No More Tears for J and J Greed!’

Drug pricing advocates target Johnson & Johnson, once one of America’s most trusted brands, after New Jersey company contributes $5.8 million to committee to thwart California ballot measure seeking lower drug prices LOS ANGELES (December 11, 2015) — Advocates for reducing skyrocketing specialty drug prices unveiled a new marketing and public awareness campaign this week…