Monthly Archives: April 2016

AHF on Porn/Condom Study: “Porn is Not Just A Fantasy. Performers are having actual sex; contracting STDs—and the audience knows it.”

LOS ANGELES (April 29, 2016) A new research study undertaken by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health (Schrimshaw et al. 2016) has documented a notable increase in condom use among viewers of adult films in which the performers wore condoms. Based on researchers’ analysis of study data (from a cohort of 265 men…

May 5th: “Vote 2 End H8 March for Action” Calls For End of Hateful Anti-Latino Rhetoric By Political Candidates

Para español, oprime aquí. AHF’s Latino Outreach and Understanding Division (LOUD) Launches National Campaign In Support of Latino Voter Registration, Political Empowerment to Address Health Disparities LOS ANGELES (April 29, 2016) — With an eye towards the California primary on June 7th, the upcoming national political party conventions and the November presidential election, AIDS Healthcare…

15 Years of Saving Lives in South Africa

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) celebrated 15 years of saving lives at its flagship clinic in Durban, South Africa on April 16. With the hindsight of a decade and a half, it’s clear there could have been no better name than “Ithembalabantu,” which means “People’s Hope” in Zulu, for the clinic that started AHF’s global program….

AHF Calls on CDC for National STD Prevention Campaign to Address Rising STD Rates

As syphilis hits pre-AIDS rates among gay men—with numbers not seen since the early 1980s—and an antibiotic-resistant strain of ‘super-gonorrhea’ is emerging among a similar population in the UK, AHF is calling on the CDC to develop and roll out a new national STD prevention campaign.  As STD rates rise, CDC requests less overall prevention…

AHF Representatives Speak at Civil Society Hearing on AIDS

On April 6, members of AHF’s advocacy team spoke at the Civil Society Hearing on AIDS, a day of interactive panel discussions at the United Nations in New York. Representatives from AHF stressed the need to scale up global AIDS funding, stop using World Bank country classifications to determine foreign assistance eligibility (Raise the MIC)…

Louisiana Record: Both sides of Baton Rouge AIDS Healthcare Foundation suit say protest had no bearing on settlement

By Karen Kidd | Louisiana Record | April 25, 2016 BATON ROUGE  – A small protest outside an AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s office in Baton Rouge last week had no bearing on the announced settlement of the foundation’s lawsuit against the city, spokesmen for both sides said in separate interviews. “The city-parish was not aware of…

“I’m Trans” Kicks off in Brazil

Over 250 attendees, many of them people of transgender experience, filled a stately hall in São Paulo, Brazil on March 17 to celebrate the launch of “I’m Trans,” the new awareness-raising campaign co-organized by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). Due in large part to trans-phobia and stigma, Brazil has a concentrated HIV epidemic that disproportionately affects…

AHF Holds Pop-Up Clothing Drive in Austin, Indiana

Out of the Closet, AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s chain of thrift stores that offers free HIV testing, held a pop-up clothing drive today for Austin residents. The clothing drive continues AHF’s support of the Austin community following an unprecedented HIV and hepatitis C outbreak last year. AUSTIN (April 22, 2016) —Today Out of the Closet, AIDS…

Mountaintop Clinic Serving Timber Workers Opens in Swaziland

Situated on top of a green hill with rolling vistas and mountains in the distant horizon, the newly-opened clinic in Piggs Peak, Swaziland has one of the most picturesque views of all AHF clinics. The facility opened its doors on April 20. AHF’s fourth clinic in Swaziland is the product of a partnership between the country’s…