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The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which announced in July it would be closing the largest AIDS care clinic in the San Fernando Valley due to funding shortfalls, will remain open by entering into a partnership with Gottlieb Medical Group, headed by one of the nation's best-known AIDS experts. The two entities will formally announce today their plan to operate a joint facility under the name AHF Valley Healthcare Center/Gottlieb Medical Group.
December 17, 1995
Regarding "A Howl of Anger" (Nov. 27): There are those in the AIDS arena who agree with many of Elinor Burkett's concerns and conclusions. It's no wonder she doesn't know of us. The pressure from "AIDS Inc." to silence us is shocking. We are "rebels" who see that the rate of new infection and other data mean that the status quo in education, prevention and testing is not working. For our efforts to deal with an epidemic that has far different ramifications as it moves steadily into the heterosexual world, we have been attacked by a number of "AIDS Inc."
May 15, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Valley residents searching for used jeans, retro-style clothing and inexpensive household items will have a new place to browse beginning today. Out of the Closet, a thrift store run by the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, will open a new 4,600-square-foot facility on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana, a half-block east of Reseda Boulevard.
February 13, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
Following the lead of Los Angeles County, a state lawmaker is proposing to require that all actors in pornographic films made in California be required to wear condoms to protect them from exposure to AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Assembly member Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) has scheduled a Valentine's Day press conference for Thursday at the offices of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to announce the introduction of legislation similar to the requirement approved by county voters in November.
November 6, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Bob Costas, the television sports analyst widely considered one of the best in the country, was no different from many athletes, sports fans and basketball experts 20 years ago Monday when Magic Johnson held a news conference to tell the world he was HIV-positive. "I was stunned," Costas said, "and my immediate thought was, knowing what we thought we knew about HIV, we would watch Magic Johnson die a public death, that he would waste away. This was what we thought we understood about the virus, that his days were numbered.
November 1, 1994 | ED BOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Weeks before the new Out of the Closet Thrift Store opened in North Hollywood, the donations were rolling in. "People just give and give," said Peter Frater of Van Nuys, a computer systems operator working as a volunteer at the store. "We were so happy." Location was probably a big part of the success.
Despite the presence of 300 sometimes angry protesters, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday refused to bail out the San Fernando Valley's largest AIDS clinic, and instead chastised the foundation that runs the clinic for alleged fiscal mismanagement. The nonprofit AIDS Healthcare Foundation, one of the county's largest AIDS service providers, came to the supervisors seeking $1.2 million to keep its Sherman Oaks facility open.
January 24, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
A judge has struck down a ballot measure that would force the city of Los Angeles to launch its own health department separate from the county's. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael P. Linfield ruled Friday that the measure slated for the June ballot would conflict with state law if passed and would "impermissibly interfere with essential government functions. " The measure was spearheaded by the nonprofit AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which is a major provider of AIDS- and HIV-related health services for the county's health department, but has also frequently butted heads with county leaders.
September 5, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
An advocacy group backing a proposed state law requiring adult film actors to use condoms launched a robocall campaign Thursday targeting a Los Angeles-area state assemblyman who they accuse of stymieing the legislation. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) denied that he is holding the bill up. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation said it is blanketing Gatto's district with 100,000 robocalls, pre-recorded messages featuring former adult film actor Derrick Burts and Playboy bunny Rebekka Armstrong, who are HIV-positive.
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