Publications

Medical-Legal Partnerships to Support Continuity of Care for Immigrants Impacted by HIV: Lessons Learned from California

The United States(US) has experienced a surge of anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric,raising concerns about the influence on health outcomes for immigrants livingin the US. We conducted a qualitative study to understand how agencies inCalifornia were maintaining access to HIV care and prevention services forimmigrant clients. In this brief report, we describe the value of medical-legalpartnerships (MLPs) in addressing needs related to immigration andsupporting continuity of health care. We also outline facilitators for buildingthese partnerships between medical and legal services. Report available at: https://rdcu.be/bLrMg 

Pharmacist-Delivered PrEP/PEP Acceptability Study

Increasing access to HIV pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP/PEP) is a high priority to achieve the goals of the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative. Broadening the scope of practice to allow pharmacists to be more involved in the delivery of PrEP/PEP may generate greater access, particularly in communities where physicians and other primary care providers are in short supply. This brief report describes attitudes about expanding the role of retail-based pharmacist involvement in prescribing PrEP/PEP in the state of California.

A Data-Driven Approach to Getting to Zero: Modeling Cost-Effectiveness of HIV Prevention and Treatment Strategies in Los Angeles County

On March 22, 2019, the California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers (CHPRC) convened a group of stakeholders representing public health, community-based organizations and academic sectors to discuss a data-driven approach to Los Angeles County’s plan for Getting to Zero. Leading experts presented a modeling study undertaken by investigators from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and University of Southern California (USC), in partnership with the Division of HIV and STD Programs (DHSP) of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

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.

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];

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