Monthly Archives: October 2017

LA Times: “AIDS Group Targets Another Crisis: Housing”

by Emily Alpert Reyes Los Angeles Times When the AIDS Healthcare Foundation campaigned unsuccessfully this spring for a ballot measure to crack down on “mega projects,” affordable housing developers argued the proposal would hurt poor renters and thwart sorely needed construction. Now the huge nonprofit is getting into affordable housing itself, saying it can provide it quicker and…

Legislative Update: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Holds Hearing on 340B Drug Pricing Program

The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Wednesday, October 11 entitled, “Examining how covered entities utilize the 340B drug pricing program.” Speakers called before the committee represented a range of health care providers, including Ryan White Grantees, similar to AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “While the official…

#Girlpower shines on the International Day of the Girl Child

Girls and young women are the future of tomorrow. Despite the incalculable obstacles they often face in daily life, such as discrimination, abuse and discouragement from pursuing their dreams, many find the strength to persevere and succeed. To celebrate and empower girls and young women to embrace their aspirations and take charge of their health,…

AOC and AHF to Join Forces in North Texas

New affiliation between AIDS Outreach Center (AOC) and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) seeks to improve delivery of prevention and lifesaving HIV/AIDS care and services in eight North Texas counties. FORT WORTH, TX (October 23, 2017)  AIDS Outreach Center (AOC) and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)—each with over thirty years of community service and experience to draw…

AHF Hosts Hollywood Premiere of ‘Keeping the Promise—AHF 30 Years’ Documentary

AHF, the largest global AIDS organization—which now provides HIV/AIDS care and services, including antiretroviral treatment, to more than 821,000 people in 38 countries—will mark its anniversary throughout the end of 2017 with global events, including screenings of the film, Keeping the Promise—AHF 30 Years. LOS ANGELES (October 20, 2017) As part of its 30th anniversary, AHF…

As Patent Expires, AHF Calls on Gilead for 90% Price Reduction on Tenofovir-based Drugs, Including Truvada

Ethically challenged drug company has made billions off the drug since its initial FDA approval while it simultaneously sought to ‘evergreen’ and manipulate patent extension process LOS ANGELES (October 17, 2017) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization and a vocal critic of runaway drug pricing and drug profiteering today called on Gilead…

AHF Mobilizes DC World Bank Protest

Outdated World Bank Classifications Put 75% of the World’s Poor in Nations Designated as “Middle-Income Countries”, Including the Majority of People Living With HIV/AIDS Demonstrators Called for Revised MIC Designations to Increase Foreign Aid Eligibility for Poor Countries AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) continues its activism to push for reforms in the way the World Bank…

AIDS Journal Article Asks: “Were We Prepared for PrEP?”

Five years after FDA approval of use of HIV/AIDS treatment Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV acquisition, a Viewpoint research paper in the respected journal, AIDS questions whether Truvada for a PrEP indication “… has met the CDC’s expectation to be cost-effective and scalable.” In 2015, CDC recommended that 1.2 million people in…