Monthly Archives: February 2016

CDC Releases Plan to Prevent 185,000 HIV Infections by 2020, Fails to Mention Condoms

CDC cites PrEP as a “key prevention strategy” in their plan to reduce HIV prevalence, but overlooks the critical role condoms play in preventing both HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases.     LOS ANGELES (February 24, 2016) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization currently serving over 590,000 patients around the world, reports deep…

AHF-Supported HIV Documentary ‘Wilhemina’s War’

Scheduled for PBS Airing & Screening Tour in the Deep South  AHF Grant Fund recipient, June Cross, directed film that sheds light on HIV stigma and lack of health care in rural communities in the American South. ‘Wilhemina’s War’ PBS Broadcast Feb. 29, 10:00pm ET & Deep South Tour Monday, February 29th 10:00 p.m. EST…

CDC: Half of Gay Black Men Will Get HIV

For the first time ever, federal officials estimated how likely blacks and Hispanics are likely to be diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS. Half of gay and bisexual black men and a quarter of gay and bisexual Hispanic men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes, the Centers for Disease Control announced in…

PrEP Patient’s Drug-resistant HIV Infection; Bone Loss, Fractures in Others, Suggest Caution

No mention of condom use—as FDA guidelines for PrEP indicate—in the report on PrEP incident presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston.  On the heels of the CDC’s recent recommendation that 1.2 million high-risk Americans go on PrEP, AHF expresses concern about a more drug resistant strain of HIV entering…

Porn Condom Requirement Remains, Despite Cal/OSHA Board Vote, Reminds OSHA Board Chair

“You are already required to wear condoms; you’re just not doing it,” Dave Thomas, the chairman of the work safety board, said Thursday. “That’s the law. It’s just not being enforced.” New York Times, February 18, 2016 LOS ANGELES (February 19, 2016) On the heels of Cal/OSHA’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board’s failure to…

AHF to File New OSHA Petition on Condoms in Porn

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Fails to Approve 5193.1; Condom Requirement Remains  In a regularly scheduled meeting in Oakland Thursday, Cal/OSHA’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board voted down (3 to 2) an amendment to OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standards (Title 8, Section 5193.1) clarifying regulations regarding condom use California’s adult film. OAKLAND (February 18, 2016) In a regularly scheduled…

AHF Tests 10 Million Clients

AHF has always been and remains an implementer organization. Where others dabble in theory and deliberation, AHF takes a practical approach, solving real-life problems by tackling challenges on the ground. A few days ago we tested for HIV our 10-millionth client, since the Rapid Testing Program (RTP) took on its present structure in 2010. Mary…

AHF Mexico: A community call to Pope Francis for people living with HIV

En Español Mexico City, Mexico (February 11, 2016) (AIDS Healthcare Foundation) AHF Mexico in collaboration with other civil society associations, people living with HIV, and lay health professionals, are petitioning Pope Francis in his visit to Mexico, to publicly support HIV prevention actions and focus attention on people living with HIV/AIDS around the world. The…

CDC Confirms Porn Actor Infected with HIV on Set in 2014

AHF PRESS TELECON: TODAY, Thursday, Feb. 11th 1:30pm Pacific Time  Today’s CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) confirms details of a 2014 California Department of Public Health investigation documenting on-set HIV transmission in the adult film industry. LOS ANGELES (February 11, 2016) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will host a Press Teleconference TODAY, Thursday, February…

Husted Transmits Ohio Drug Pricing Initiative to General Assembly; Had No Legal Standing for One Month Delay

Month-long delay by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted was an illegal political move by Husted at bidding of a pharma law firm that contributed over $44,000 to his elections over the years. COLUMBUS, OH (February 4, 2016) Advocates from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and members of Ohioans for Fair Drug Prices today welcomed news…