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];
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.
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];
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.
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];
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