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...

Understanding Public Charge For People Living with and at Risk for HIV

The U.S. government recently proposed changes to its public charge rule.  Because of these proposed changes, migrant people living with and at risk for HIV may be fearful of using public benefits, including HIV services.  Because these communities lack accurate information about how this rule change may place their family at risk for deportation or hurt their chances of gaining lawful immigration status, this fact sheet seeks to clarify the details of the current public charge rule and how the proposed rule represents a departure from the current rule as it specifically applies to people living with HIV and at...

The Gap in Rates of New HIV Cases Continues to Widen between Latino and White Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)

From 2010 to 2016, disparities have increased in terms of overall rates of new HIV diagnoses among California’s Latino men who have sex with men (MSM). In 2010, Latino and White MSM had fairly similar HIV rates -- 17.3 new MSM cases per 100,000 White males and 20.2 per 100,000 Latino males. By 2016, rates in Whites had declined 29% to 12.2 per 100,000 males while increasing slightly among Latinos to 20.5 per 100,000 – resulting in a 68% higher rate of new HIV infections among Latino than white MSM. These data are particularly striking as, over the same period,...

Covered California Frequently Asked Questions for 2018

Covered California is the state’s health insurance marketplace where qualified residents of California can purchase affordable health insurance. Given recent events in Washington D.C., you may have questions about how actions taken by the federal government will impact your health coverage. This guide is designed specifically to help people living with HIV and hepatitis C and people considering or currently prescribed medication for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on People Living with HIV and Seeking Behavioral Health Services

More people living with HIV (PLWH) now have their medical care covered by Medi-Cal thanks to the program’s expansion. Although the change is welcomed, it also has created challenges for those who need mental health or substance use services. In research recently published in Health Affairs, the Northern California HIV Policy Research Center found that fragmentation within Medi-Cal has created challenges for providers trying to determine which payer will cover specific behavioral health services, making it difficult for PLWH to obtain needed care. The article can be found here:

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