Publications

Policy and Research Priorities to End the Epidemics of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STIs, and Overdose: a California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers and End the Epidemics community convening

On November 10, 2021, the California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers (CHPRC) and the statewide End the Epidemics coalition (ETE) convened a community meeting to discuss these challenges and to identify policy and research priorities for improving HIV, viral hepatitis, STI, and harm reduction services. The event brought together over a hundred advocates, researchers, public health officials, and service providers from across California to discuss the many ways COVID-19 has affected their efforts to reach vulnerable communities and maintain progress in addressing these intersecting epidemics.

FACT SHEET: NEW CALIFORNIA GUIDANCE FOR PREP COVERAGE

This fact sheet provides an overview of recently released state and federal guidance implementing the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Grade A recommendation for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and Senate Bill (SB) 159. The fact sheet also outlines the complaint process if a health plan is not in compliance with the new requirements.

PREP ACCESS IN CALIFORNIA: UPDATES ON THE U.S. PREVENTIVE SERVICES TASK FORCE GRADE A RECOMMENDATION AND SENATE BILL 159

This policy brief is intended to help health care providers and patients better understand how the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Grade A recommendation for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and Senate Bill (SB) 159 impact PrEP access in California. The policy brief also outlines the complaint process if a health plan is not in compliance with the new requirements.

Telehealth and HIV care amid the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study in California

Our research center conducted a qualitative study to understand patient, provider and other key stakeholder experiences as clinics rapidly shifted to telehealth care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief report outlines the major findings and recommendations from the study.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and mental health care of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in California

This qualitative study explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and access to mental health services from the perspectives of patients living with HIV and providers in California. In a brief report, we outline both the challenges and resiliencies that were shared by study informants and propose recommendations to improve access to patient-centered care.

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