Publications

The Role of the 340B Drug Pricing Program in HIV-Related Services in California

The 340B Drug Pricing Program allows safety net health care entities to access discounts on medications they provide, and to use the savings to invest in expanded programs and services. This study characterizes current use of the 340B Program by health care entities that serve people living with HIV and vulnerable to HIV in California, and assesses possible changes to current HIVā€related care that may occur if a recent proposal by Gov Brown to eliminate discounts on Medi-Cal transactions is enacted. Our findings strongly support maintaining access to robust 340B savings as a vital source of support for comprehensive HIV-related...

California State Office of AIDS PrEP Assistance Program (PrEP-AP): Who Will Benefit?

The California State Office of AIDS has launched a financial assistance program for eligible persons currently using or seeking PrEP. This informational sheet provides 3 examples of potential PrEP-AP candidates and a simple enrollment flow to aid PrEP navigators, benefits enrollment workers, and others.

Immigrant Health: Implications for HIV care and prevention in California

Access to health care is a growing concern for immigrants living in the U.S. This brief report describes how immigrants may be deterred from seeking health care services, and how this may affect the continuity of HIV care and prevention. The report also features recommendations for HIV care providers who serve immigrant communities.

Addressing HIV Prevention Among Transmasculine Californians

Transgender men and others on the transmasculine spectrum have been largely excluded from HIV prevention research, policy, and practice. The Transmasculine Sexual Health and Reproductive Justice Research Study was part of a community-based participatory research project that engaged diverse transmasculine people and their healthcare providers to better understand their health needs, concerns, and priorities, including factors related to HIV prevention. This report focuses on findings related to HIV and STIs, sexual partners and networks, HIV/STI testing, access and uptake of PrEP, safer sex information and consent, and barriers to seeking healthcare.

HIV and Syphilis: Rising Rates for Men Who Have Sex With Men

After years of decline, sexually transmitted infections are increasing at alarming rates. The national rate of reported primary and secondary syphilis was over four times greater in 2016 than it had been in 2000. Syphilis cases increased by 18% between 2015 and 2016 alone. Much of this growth is attributable to cases among men who have sex with men. Between 2017 and 2013, the number of new syphilis cases among MSM grew annually (75%). MSM now account for half of all syphilis cases and 80% of these cases among men.

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