End the Epidemics Strategy Meeting Proceedings

End the Epidemics (ETE), a statewide coalition that advocates for anti-racist policies and funding opportunities to eliminate health inequities and end the epidemics of HIV, STIs, viral hepatitis, and overdose in California, convened on November 2, 2022. This strategy meeting, with support from the California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers and ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action Community Grant program, helped bring together 80 academic, community, government, and public sector partners to Los Angeles, CA. Proceedings highlight key syndemic priorities for the coming year.

Addressing mpox disparities among MSM in Los Angeles County

In response to the 2022 mpox (monkeypox) outbreak, collaborators from the Southern California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Center and the University of Southern California  adapted a validated microsimulation model to understand the dynamics of mpox disease transmission. Results estimate the impact of vaccination, treatment, and risk reduction strategies on Los Angeles County’s communities of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). Using data from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the model determined the potential impact of policy and programmatic interventions to address the growing mpox disparities among Black and Latinx MSM. This infographic provides key ... [Read More];

Health is Justice: SCHPRC Inland Empire Convening

On June 14, 2022, the Southern California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Center co-hosted a gathering for academic, community, government, and public sector partners led by SCHPRC partner, TruEvolution. Over 50 individuals participated, representing 29 entities/agencies, including Harold Philips, White House Advisor and Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, as well as Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson, and Riverside City Councilmembers Gaby Pascencia and Erin Edwards.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Infographic

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) observes November 20th to honor the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence annually. Black transgender women are most impacted by these acts of violence. At least 32 transgender Americans have been killed this year.  We the People, an HIV Policy Center for all Californians in partnership with the San Diego Black LGBTQ+ Coalition acknowledge TDOR as a call to collective action to bridge HIV and violence prevention responses in California, centering the health and safety of Black transgender women. 

Trans Persons and HIV in CA 2020

Infographic from data from the HIV Surveillance Report 2020. The Continuum of HIV Care reports from 2016 to 2020, and the HIV and Transgender People Fact Sheet 2020 published by the California Department of Public Health.

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