• AHF’s Battle with L.A. County Continues

    A July audit of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation carried out by the Los Angeles County Department of Auditor-Controller alleges the nonprofit overbilled the County for services, continuing a legal tussle that began in 2012. The county claims AHF directed money marked for clients primarily covered under the Ryan White Act for patients covered by Medicare, MediCal or other providers. 

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  • AHF Sues San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener Over Proposed Pharmacy

    Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, AHF, is suing the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Supervisor Scott Wiener, claiming a change in zoning laws violates the nonprofit’s equal protection, due process and First Amendment rights by unfairly targeting a proposed location in the city’s Castro neighborhood. The lawsuit was filed Friday with the United States District Court of Northern California.

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HIV/AIDS Special Reports




Integrated Guidance for Developing Epidemiologic Profiles
This guidance has been developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to assist persons who compile and interpret HIV prevention and care data for state, territorial, or local HIV epidemiologic profiles.
DHAP Annual Report
This document highlights programmatic activities of the CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention in 2013.
Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2013
NHIS is an annual multipurpose health survey conducted continuously throughout the year. Analyses were based on data collected in 2013 from 34,557 adults aged 18 and over. Sampling weights were used to produce national estimates that are representative of the civilian non-institutionalized U.S. adult population. Differences in health-related behaviors, health status, health care service utilization, and health care access by sexual orientation were examined for adults aged 18–64, and separately for men and women.
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