California HIV Laws

A summary of California laws related to HIV/AIDS, intended to provide an overview of the current state of the law as of March 2019. This summary covers the state of the law on topics such as HIV testing and linkages to care, privacy and confidentiality, criminalization, discrimination, needle and syringe exchange programs, and comprehensive sex education.

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

Últimas Noticias (10/15/2019): Los jueces federales han bloqueado la Regla Final para la regla de Carga Pública revisada que se aplica dentro de los EE.UU. en 3 estados: Nueva York, California y Washington. Dentro de los EE.UU., se impedirá que la regla entre en vigencia el 15 de octubre de 2019. Sin embargo, individuos que están sujetas a procesamiento consular fuera de los EE.UU., los cambios recientes a la regla de Carga Pública emitida por el Departamento de Estado continuarán en vigencia. Este aviso se actualizará periódicamente.El gobierno de los Estados Unidos propuso recientemente cambios en su regla de carga ... [Read More];

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

UPDATE (10/15/2019): The Final Rule for the revised Public Charge rule as it applies within the U.S. has now been blocked by federal judges in 3 states—New York, California and Washington.  The rule within the U.S. will now be prevented from taking effect on October 15, 2019.  Please note, however, that for individuals who are subject to consular processing outside of the U.S., recent changes to the public charge rule as issued by the Department of State continue to be in effect.  This notice will be updated regularly.The U.S. government recently proposed changes to its public charge rule.  Because of ... [Read More];

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, ... [Read More];

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).

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