L.A. Heroes Changing the World and The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) at a time when the disease was decimating L.A.’s gay population. Weinstein has been repeatedly lauded for his efforts in providing medical and advocacy services to more than 180,000 people in 26 countries, and he is now celebrated in the new book titled “Everyday Heroes: 50 Americans Changing the World One Nonprofit at a Time”, published by Welcome Books. To read more click our linkhttp://bit.ly/RsftUv

L.A. Heroes Changing the World and The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) at a time when the disease was decimating L.A.’s gay population. Weinstein has been repeatedly lauded for his efforts in providing medical and advocacy services to more than 180,000 people in 26 countries, and he is now celebrated in the new book titled “Everyday Heroes: 50 Americans Changing the World One Nonprofit at a Time”, published by Welcome Books. To read more click our linkhttp://bit.ly/RsftUv

By Lori Yeghiayan Friedman
A Hershey-funded boarding school REJECTED an HIV-positive 13-year-old boy for admission, calling his status a “direct threat to the health & safety of others.”
The young man is extremely disappointed in the decision and merely wants the opportunity to live his dreams, work hard and go to college.  In an interview with Poz Magazine, he said: “I used to look at Hershey as if I was already one of them. I just knew I would get in because I take pride in everything I do and I keep good grades. I have nothing wrong with me, and everyone that I know, who knows me, likes me.”
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest global AIDS organization, is calling for a BOYCOTT of all Hershey candy. We are asking people not to buy any Hershey candy until the company speaks out against AIDS discrimination at the Milton Hershey School and facilitates the boy’s enrollment at the school. Send a message to Hershey that AIDS discrimination is NOT acceptable.
Sign the petition at: http://www.change.org/petitions/no-kisses-for-hershey-end-hiv-stigma

By Lori Yeghiayan Friedman

A Hershey-funded boarding school REJECTED an HIV-positive 13-year-old boy for admission, calling his status a “direct threat to the health & safety of others.”

The young man is extremely disappointed in the decision and merely wants the opportunity to live his dreams, work hard and go to college.  In an interview with Poz Magazine, he said: “I used to look at Hershey as if I was already one of them. I just knew I would get in because I take pride in everything I do and I keep good grades. I have nothing wrong with me, and everyone that I know, who knows me, likes me.”

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest global AIDS organization, is calling for a BOYCOTT of all Hershey candy. We are asking people not to buy any Hershey candy until the company speaks out against AIDS discrimination at the Milton Hershey School and facilitates the boy’s enrollment at the school. Send a message to Hershey that AIDS discrimination is NOT acceptable.

Sign the petition at: http://www.change.org/petitions/no-kisses-for-hershey-end-hiv-stigma

Condom delivery! Today in Los Angeles, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) moved about 250,000 “Love”-branded condoms to prepare for a big announcement this Monday, February 13th - which is International Condom Day. How are planning you commemorate International Condom Day? (Learn more about AHF’s “Love”-branded condoms at www.lovecondoms.org). Stay tuned for our condom announcement!

More than 3,600 young people have signed up to update their HIV status through the “Update Your Status” campaign run by our friends atDo Something. If you live in the U.S. and are 25 or under, you can join the movement by signing on, getting tested and passing the message along to your friends. Refer 5 of your friends and you could win a $500 scholarship! Best of all, you’ll have done something great for your health and the health of your community. Go to: http://www.dosomething.org/status 

More than 3,600 young people have signed up to update their HIV status through the “Update Your Status” campaign run by our friends atDo Something. If you live in the U.S. and are 25 or under, you can join the movement by signing on, getting tested and passing the message along to your friends. Refer 5 of your friends and you could win a $500 scholarship! Best of all, you’ll have done something great for your health and the health of your community. Go to: http://www.dosomething.org/status 

Check out this interview with Derrick Burts, a former adult film performer who contracted HIV on set. We at AHF salute him for his bravery in sharing his story, as well as for his efforts to help other performers by speaking about his experience and advocating for condom use. http://aumag.org/wordpress/?p=3122

Check out this interview with Derrick Burts, a former adult film performer who contracted HIV on set. We at AHF salute him for his bravery in sharing his story, as well as for his efforts to help other performers by speaking about his experience and advocating for condom use. http://aumag.org/wordpress/?p=3122