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Further Disparities in PrEP Uptake Revealed Among Medi-Cal Beneficiaries

by: CHPRC     February 8, 2018

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.

As PrEP Use Soars Among Men in California, Racial Disparities Persist

by: CHPRC     

Additionally, despite their high HIV rate, young men are much less likely to be on PrEP than their older peers. February 8, 2018 • By Benjamin Ryan Use of pre-exposure... [Read More];

UCLA Law team makes successful case for decriminalizing HIV transmission

by: CHPRC     December 6, 2017

Williams Institute and Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project members drive passage of California Senate Bill 239 California Gov. Jerry Brown helped redress decades of HIV-related stigma when, on... [Read More];

Questions about Covered California? We can help.

by: CHPRC     November 1, 2017

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

California now has fairer laws on HIV

by: CHPRC     October 24, 2017

These laws – which criminalize otherwise legal conduct of people living with HIV and increase criminal penalties based on a person’s HIV-positive status – were passed at the height of... [Read More];

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