Monthly Archives: March 2016

AHF Health Care Centers in Las Vegas Welcome Dr. Michael Karagiozis

Dr. Michael Karagiozis has joined AIDS Healthcare Foundation as a full-time medical director for AHF Health Care Center’s two locations in Las Vegas. Karagiozis has spent a considerable portion of his career treating HIV patients and working with marginalized populations. LOS ANGELES (March 28, 2016) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global HIV/AIDS organization, is…

AHF Mourns Passing of Bill Rosendahl: ‘A Prince of a Man Who Gave Voice to the Voiceless’

Former Los Angeles City Council Member and longtime cable television host was a longstanding and ardent supporter of AIDS Healthcare Foundation and for the causes of people living with HIV/AIDS. LOS ANGELES (March 30, 2015) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today mourned the death of Bill Rosendahl, a longtime Los Angeles City Council Member (District 11, 2005–2013) and former…

AHF Honors Patty Duke as ‘Heroic Advocate’ Who Spoke Out Against Prop. 64, Lyndon LaRouche & California AIDS Quarantine Ballot Measure

The Academy Award-winning actress was the first public figure to speak out—and show up—to protests against California’s Prop 64, a ballot measure instigated by political activist and gadfly Lyndon LaRouche that could have required California to quarantine people with AIDS. California voters soundly defeated the ballot measure by a margin of 71% to 29% in…

AHF Questions Wisdom, Ethics of App to Deliver Prescriptions for PrEP Without Any Direct Contact With a Medical Provider

As STD rates skyrocket, particularly among young people using hookup apps like Grindr and Tinder, AHF challenges wisdom of an app that allows people to order drug to prevent HIV as readily as ordering pizza. LOS ANGELES (March 29, 2016) Advocates from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) expressed concern today over news of a Bay Area…

AHF: Measure B Condom Requirement is now “…Settled Law,” after L.A. County, Porn Industry Reach Legal Settlement

Los Angeles County Supervisors reach formal settlement with Vivid Entertainment, Califa Productions & others in lawsuit seeking to block implementation of Measure B, the 2012 ballot measure approved by 57% of Los Angeles County voters that requires porn actors to wear condoms. LOS ANGELES (March 29, 2016) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the proponent and principal…

AHF Joins Activists Worldwide in Criticizing Sweden for Cuts to 2016 Global Fund Contribution

The Swedish Government has recently reduced its contribution to the Global Fund from $102 million to $66 million, citing the country’s migrant crisis as the reason for the cut in funding for AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria prevention and treatment programs.  AIDS Healthcare Foundation and other activists around the world condemn Sweden’s decision, saying the cut…

“What Does a Real STD Prevention Agenda Look Like?” AHF’s New National Advocacy Ad Offers 10-Point Plan

AHF unveils a new advocacy campaign summarizing its STD prevention agenda, appearing in publications across the nation starting this week. AHF’s 10-point plan outlines suggested policy objectives in regard to access to STD information, education, and prevention methods. LOS ANGELES (March 25, 2016) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, has launched a…

AHF: Gilead Says it “Had No Duty to Develop” Less Harmful AIDS Drug in Legal Motion on Patent Lawsuit

In January, AHF filed a federal lawsuit against Gilead Sciences, Inc. and two other defendants alleging drug patent manipulation and anti-trust claims regarding Genvoya, Gilead’s new four-in-one Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) to treat HIV/AIDS patients. Gilead unsuccessfully sought US patent extension on Stribild, its similar but earlier FDC that includes a form of Tenofovir, the…

AHF: Georgia Governor Deal shows ‘Principled Leadership’ Vetoing Religious Liberty Bill that Would Have Legalized Anti-LGBT Discrimination

FT LAUDERDALE, FL (March 28, 2016) Despite intense pressure from the religious right, including many members of the Georgia legislature and his own Republican Party, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal today vetoed Georgia HB 757, a so-called religious liberty bill that would have fostered and permitted anti-LGBT discrimination in the state. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), which…

AHF Reminds Young People: If You Netflix and Chill, Please Get Tested and Chill, in New Billboard Campaign

AIDS Healthcare Foundation has unveiled its new billboard campaign, “Get Tested And Chill,” which will appear around Los Angeles this week. The campaign encourages sexually active young people to participate in regular STD screenings. LOS ANGELES (March 24, 2016) AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest global HIV/AIDS organization, released its latest billboard campaign in Los Angeles…