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Covered California Frequently Asked Questions for 2018

by: CHPRC     October 16, 2018

Covered California Frequently Asked Questions For People Living with HIV and Hepatitis C and People Considering PrEP Covered California open enrollment begins this week and you may have questions about how... [Read More];

Use of HIV Prevention Drug Grows, but Lags Among Minorities

by: CHPRC     March 7, 2018

The pill, known as PrEP, can reduce the risk of contracting the virus that causes AIDS by 90 percent. Its use has expanded sharply, but more among whites than minority... [Read More];

Press Coverage from the Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) Study

by: CHPRC     February 11, 2018

Shannon Fuller of the Northern California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Center was interviewed by the Medical Economics magazine to discuss a paper published from the patient-centered medical homes study (Principal Investigator: Dr. Wayne Steward). The paper, published last year in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, focused on patient attitudes about shared decision making – one of the components of the PCMH model. In this interview with Medical Economics, Fuller discusses the considerations for shared decision making in HIV care.

Use Of HIV-Prevention Drug Grows, But Lags Among Non-Whites

by: CHPRC     February 8, 2018

By Anna Gorman March 7, 2018 Eric Russell, 24, recently joined a health support group for young Latino and black gay men, where he learned about the HIV-prevention pill known... [Read More];

Further Disparities in PrEP Uptake Revealed Among Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

by: CHPRC     

LOS ANGELES — Despite large increases in PrEP use across California, a new study funded by the California HIV/AIDS Research Program finds sharp differences in uptake by age, gender, race/ethnicity and geographic region. In this first look at PrEP prescription data among beneficiaries of California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, researchers we are able to document that from 2012 through 2016, PrEP uptake was lower among Blacks, Hispanics, women, and people between the ages of 13-24. Disparities were also identified with regard to geographic region. Uptake was highest in San Francisco County, followed by San Diego and Los Angeles Counties.

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