If you know anything about Andrew Christian underwear, you know that their promotional videos are risqué, their models are hot, and the brand is synonymous with sex. Having proven that sex really does sell, the brand is now trying to prove that safer sex sells, too.
People who have HIV/AIDS are able to live longer than ever before, but only if they can get their hands on the drugs. AIDS is still very much a crisis. ACT UP SF is calling for free meds for low-income people, more affordable meds for everyone, and more transparency.
Measure B, an L.A. County ballot initiative that would require that condoms be used in porn films shot in the county, comes with a hefty price tag for taxpayers, is full of loopholes, is largely unenforceable and draws resources away from the communities that are most affected by HIV.
Apparently, the self-described "largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S.," the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, wants to lead us back to the days of Bowers v. Hardwick. AHF wants to criminalize for-profit videos depicting unprotected sex.
It was the first time in the parade's 123-year history, and the first time in the 30 years since HIV/AIDS was identified, that a float acknowledged those who died of AIDS and the advocates who helped them.