• 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




Vital Signs: HIV Care Saves Lives
Vital Signs shows, among the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV in 2011, less than a third had their virus under control through effective care and treatment.
HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report: Monitoring Selected National HIV Prevention and Care Objectives by Using HIV Surveillance Data — United States and 6 Dependent Areas — 2012
This surveillance supplemental report complements the 2012 HIV Surveillance Report and presents the results of focused analyses of NHSS and MMP data to measure progress toward achieving selected objectives of the NHAS and the DHAP Strategic Plan.
Updated Fact Sheet: HIV in the United States
Overview of HIV in the United States, including new HIV infections, AIDS, and deaths.

When Chanse, a 19-year-old gay man living in Shreveport, Louisiana, tested HIV positive a few months ago, his mother reacted with understandable emotion and concern. And then she did something both odd and beautiful: she […]

The post VIDEO: This Gay Teenage Couple Defies HIV Stereotypes appeared first on My Fabulous Disease.

When Mary E. Bowman stepped to the stage five years ago at SpitDat, an open mic night in Washington, DC, she was 20 years old and terrified. She was about to perform “Dandelions,” her first […]

The post The Disguised Blessings of HIV+ Poet Mary Bowman appeared first on My Fabulous Disease.

My friend Carlton is a chain smoker, even if all his cigarettes are imaginary. His standard pose consists of one hand resting on his hip — elbow jutting out as if in the midst of […]

The post Carlton’s risky denial of hustlers, sex, and HIV. appeared first on My Fabulous Disease.

Tyler Helms won’t stop teasing his boyfriend during our video chat interview. He fiddles with Michael’s ear, or tickles his face, from his seat slightly behind him. No matter if Michael Lucas, adult film producer […]

The post Michael Loves Tyler: A Very Modern HIV Romance appeared first on My Fabulous Disease.

I have twenty staples in my back holding an incision together. It hurts. Just making that rather gruesome statement leaves me feeling conflicted. Yes, I want sympathy. Yes, this pain has been a constant companion […]

The post Finding a Pain of My Very Own appeared first on My Fabulous Disease.

It is no secret that I am a crystal meth addict in recovery. But writing about it, at least in the often humorous style for which my blog is known, escapes me. My process of […]

The post VIDEO: Methtacular! The Addictive Musical Comedy appeared first on My Fabulous Disease.

When I moved to Los Angeles in 1981, my first job as a struggling actor was making popcorn at the Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. My encounters with celebrity was limited to serving Diet Cokes […]

The post I Lost My Mind… Until the NIH Found It appeared first on My Fabulous Disease.

In 1977, I ran for senior class president, hoping against hope that my penchant for wearing platform shoes and fellating men in my spare time might somehow get overlooked by my high school classmates in […]

The post Damon L. Jacobs: The Calm in the PrEP Storm appeared first on My Fabulous Disease.

The AIDS2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, proved to be as colorful and exhausting as I had anticipated. There was no lack of images in the gorgeous city to share in my daily video […]

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(NOTE: My AIDS2014 coverage is exclusive to TheBody.com this year and you can find my daily videos on their main page beginning this Sunday, July 20th.) Are you ready for a theater piece about HIV […]

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