Medical-Legal Partnerships to Support Continuity of Care for Immigrants Impacted by HIV: Lessons Learned from California

The United States (US) has experienced a surge of anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric, raising concerns about the influence on health outcomes for immigrants living in the US. We conducted a qualitative study to understand how agencies in California were maintaining access to HIV care and prevention services for immigrant clients. In this brief report, we describe the value of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) in addressing needs related to immigration and supporting continuity of health care. We also outline facilitators for building these partnerships between medical and legal services. Report available at: 

Pharmacist-Delivered PrEP/PEP Acceptability Study

Increasing access to HIV pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP/PEP) is a high priority to achieve the goals of the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative. Broadening the scope of practice to allow pharmacists to be more involved in the delivery of PrEP/PEP may generate greater access, particularly in communities where physicians and other primary care providers are in short supply. This brief report describes attitudes about expanding the role of retail-based pharmacist involvement in prescribing PrEP/PEP in the state of California.

A Data-Driven Approach to Getting to Zero: Modeling Cost-Effectiveness of HIV Prevention and Treatment Strategies in Los Angeles County

On March 22, 2019, the California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers (CHPRC) convened a group of stakeholders representing public health, community-based organizations and academic sectors to discuss a data-driven approach to Los Angeles County’s plan for Getting to Zero. Leading experts presented a modeling study undertaken by investigators from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and University of Southern California (USC), in partnership with the Division of HIV and STD Programs (DHSP) of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

California HIV Laws

A summary of California laws related to HIV/AIDS, intended to provide an overview of the current state of the law as of March 2019. This summary covers the state of the law on topics such as HIV testing and linkages to care, privacy and confidentiality, criminalization, discrimination, needle and syringe exchange programs, and comprehensive sex education.

Entendiendo La Carga Pública Para Personas que Viven con VIH y Para Quienes Están en Riesgo de Contraerlo

El gobierno de los Estados Unidos propuso recientemente cambios en su regla de carga pública. Debido a estos cambios propuestos, las personas migrantes que tienen HIV y quienes están en riesgo de contraerlo, pueden sentir temor de usar los beneficios públicos, incluidos los servicios para el VIH. Debido a que estas comunidades carecen de información precisa sobre cómo este cambio de reglas puede poner a sus familias en riesgo de deportación o perjudicar sus posibilidades de obtener una condición migratoria legal, esta hoja informativa trata de aclarar los detalles de la regla de carga pública actual y lo que la...

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