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2008-10-06 18:00:35

AIDS Healthcare Foundation: WHAT: Press Conference--Filing of LEGAL COMPLAINT by AHF Pharmacy Against Orange County Over Tainted Bid Process for AIDS Pharmacy Services. AHF Officials Will Also Speak at Tuesday's Board of County Commissioners Meeting WHEN: TUESDAY, October 7, 2008--8:30 AM Eastern (0830) NOTE: Board Meeting starts at 9:00am WHERE: Orange County -- Board of County Commissioners Meeting First Floor Commission Chambers, County Administration Center 201 S. Rosalind...

2008-10-01 00:14:13

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the operator of the largest non-government HIV testing program in California, today applauded Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for signing Assembly Bill 1894 (Paul Krekorian, D--Burbank), a first-in-the-nation piece of legislation which will compel medical insurers operating in California to cover the costs of routine HIV screening. The bill, sponsored by AHF, will help California better comply with the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Revised HIV Testing...

2008-09-29 06:00:32

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the operator of the largest non-government HIV testing program in California, today praised Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for signing Assembly Bill 2899, (Anthony Portantino, D--Pasadena), a bill which will provide some latitude for California HIV testing centers in the provision of related education and counseling services. The legislation allows testing sites to: -- Advise repeat testers who are following risk reduction protocols that they do not...

2008-09-26 09:00:40

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest non-profit AIDS healthcare provider in the United States and operator of free AIDS treatment clinics in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean and Asia, acknowledged British multi-national drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for wisely suspending publication of its recent series of direct-to-consumer print advertisements that, under the guise of patient education, instead capitalized on patients' fears of HIV treatment. The controversial GSK ad...

2008-09-25 09:00:54

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the US which currently provides treatment, care and support services to more than 80,000 individuals in 22 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean and Asia, urges the passage of the Stop AIDS in Prison Act (H.R. 1943), scheduled to go before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The bill, introduced by Representative Maxine Waters (D--CA) and passed by the House last September,...

2008-09-17 16:51:34

Today, in response to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's news that he will likely veto hundreds of bills in the ongoing budget negotiations, health care experts and AIDS activists called him to sign AB1894 (Krekorian). "In the coming days, California will go through an unprecedented debate where each bill is even more carefully weighed - and only a select few will be signed. Governor Schwarzenegger should sign AB 1894 because HIV/AIDS is a public health issue that transcends politics," said...

2008-08-29 21:00:27

In an essential next step in the fight against HIV and AIDS, the California Legislature passed legislation by Assembly Member Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) that will require health insurers operating in California to cover routine HIV screening. Assembly Bill 1894--the first bill of its kind in the nation--passed out of the Assembly after concurrence in Senate amendments (on a bipartisan vote of 47-29) last week, and awaits the Governor's signature to become law. Assembly Member Krekorian...

2008-08-25 18:00:42

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest non-profit AIDS healthcare provider in the United States and operator of free AIDS treatment clinics in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean and Asia, is blasting British multi-national drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for a recent series of direct-to-consumer print advertisements that, under the guise of patient education, capitalize on patients' fears of HIV treatment. AHF believes that marketing tactics employed in GSK's, "First...

2008-08-04 15:00:55

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) the US-based NGO which provides HIV/AIDS medical care and/or services to more than 79,000 individuals in 20 countries worldwide--including at four free treatment clinics in Mexico--lauded Merck & Company over it intention to freeze the price on its second-line antiretroviral AIDS drug therapy Isentress (raltegravir) for US government programs such as the federally funded, state-run AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP). Merck, which announced its intentions...

2008-07-30 21:00:36

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), hailed President Bush for signing legislation to re-authorize PEPFAR (the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief). The measure, which was signed in a formal signing ceremony earlier today in Washington, increases funding for the successful global AIDS program from $15 billion up to $48 billion over the next five years. As a result, PEPFAR, which is likely to be among the President's most successful and lasting legacies, will save five to seven million...


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