Category Archives: HIV care & treatment

NCSH sexual health guides available for providers and patients

The NCSH has developed tools to help providers educate patients about services that are recommended for them, and to improve their delivery of high quality sexual health information and preventive sexual health services in clinical practice. Sexual Health and Your Patients: A Provider’s Guide Sexual Health…Read More

Join the fight to save health care for people living with HIV and viral hepatitis!

Congress is rushing to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as soon as President-Elect Donald Trump takes office. Congress does not have a replacement health care plan and there is no guarantee that millions of Americans will continue to have access to quality, affordable health care….Read More

Project Inform staff Emalie Huriaux’s whirlwind of advocacy

In FY 15-16 CalHEP and Project Inform successfully advocated for state funding for the California Department of Public Health to establish a syringe supply clearinghouse to support HIV and viral hepatitis prevention services around the state. Here is CalHEP Chair, Emalie Huriaux, with some of the supplies from…Read More

Generic HIV drugs will be a good thing right?

In 2017, the patents for two antiretroviral drugs for HIV that continue to be widely used will  likely expire in the United States and generic alternatives at lower market prices could be introduced. Some have long awaited this occurrence, hoping for increased competition and a drive…Read More

Ensuring Access to Medi-Cal Services for Transgender Beneficiaries

On October 6, 2016, California’s Department of Health Care Services issued the following letter and resources regarding transgender health care coverage under Medi-Cal plans. The APL (All Plan Letter) is available by clicking this link. The website link for all letters is available by clicking this…Read More

AIDS2016: No HIV transmission events from condomless sex between mixed-HIV-status couples

The European PARTNER study is now the second large HIV study to determine that full viral suppression due to antiretroviral therapy renders an HIV-positive person nearly completely uninfectious to their HIV-negative sex partners. The study was published in JAMA prior to the AIDS 2016 conference in…Read More

AIDS2016: Switching to single pill regimen controls HIV as well as other standard treatment

New data show equal control of HIV levels when switching from a standard multi-pill regimen to the single tablet regimen of Triumeq (dolutegravir + abacavir + lamivudine). The STRIIVING study presented 48-week data on switching to Triumeq from various other regimens in people currently on treatment…Read More