(Updated 3/10/2021)On March 9, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice decided to stop defending the Trump-era public charge regulations. The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the pending appeals. This means that the lower court decision to vacate the public charge rule is now in effect. This means that the 2019 Final Public Charge rule is permanently blocked, nationwide. This notice will be revised as further updates develop.To limit any confusion related to the Final Public Charge rule and its effects, community resources related to the now blocked regulations will be archived. They are available upon request.

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

(Actualizado el 10 de Marzo del 2021)El 9 de Marzo del 2021, el Departamento de Justicia de EE. UU. decidió dejar de defender las regulaciones de carga pública de la era Trump. La Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos desestimó las apelaciones pendientes. Esto significa que la decisión del tribunal inferior de anular la regla de carga pública ya está en vigor. También significa que la regla de Carga Pública Final del 2019 está bloqueada permanentemente en todo el país. Este aviso será revisado a medida que se desarrollen más actualizaciones.Para limitar cualquier confusión relacionada con la regla de Carga Pública ... [Read More];

Contingency Management Fact Sheet

Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral intervention that promotes healthy behavior using positive reinforcement in the form of rewards. Originally developed to treat substance use disorders, CM was adopted by public health practitioners and policymakers to help bring about a variety of positive health outcomes, including employment seeking behaviors, starting and continuing to take prescribed medications for the prevention of HIV, and remaining engaged in HIV care. This brief describes CM, key concerns, efficacy for use with people living with HIV, and people who use substances.

Californian Consumer Attitudes on Accessing PrEP/PEP without a Prescription via a Community Pharmacy

The California Legislature passed Senate Bill 159 (SB159) in 2019 allowing pharmacists to initiate and furnish HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to eligible patients without a prescription. The law goes into effect on July 1, 2020. This report presents a preliminary summary of the attitudes and recommendations among potential consumers of PrEP/PEP without a prescription via a community pharmacy. 

Interventions to Combat the Infectious Disease Ramifications of the U.S. Opioid Crisis

In the second of a two-part series, we explore the impact of the opioid epidemic on HIV and other health conditions in California and Nevada. Downstream consequences of the U.S. opioid epidemic, including the many lives left in its wake, are a reminder that efforts to combat infectious disease must begin with the search for root causes and potential structural interventions. A syndemics approach facilitates research, policy, and practice that favors the understanding that this current crisis is not a problem associated with a single disease. For people who inject drugs, vulnerability for acquiring HIV and HCV are important considerations ... [Read More];

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