Category Archives: HIV policy

Project Inform leads effort to improve HIV care retention and re-linkage

Project Inform has long hosted Think Tanks that bring together the community with other key stakeholders, including researchers, government officials and health care providers to tackle specific issues that others haven’t fully explored. On December 13 and 14, 2016, we hosted a meeting designed to address…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

Creating Spaces for Safer for People Who Use Drugs: A Harm Reduction Imperative

  Creating Spaces for Safer for People Who Use Drugs: A Harm Reduction Imperative- Andrew Reynolds On September 27 and 28, 2016, Project Inform hosted a think tank entitled “Safe Consumption Spaces in the United States: Uniting for a National Movement.” This national gathering of experts—people…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

Project Inform Applauds California Lawmakers for Supporting HIV and Viral Hepatitis Services

Project Inform, a founding member of the California HIV Alliance and the managing member of the California Hepatitis Alliance, applauds the California Legislature and Governor Brown’s support for HIV and viral hepatitis services in the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget. The new state budget, signed into law…Read More

Safe Injection Facilities in the United States: The Next Step for Harm Reduction for People Who Use Drugs

With increased awareness of injection related HIV and HCV outbreaks, as well as increased attention to the opioid epidemic and suffering that has resulted from overdose deaths, there has been much public discussion about new alternatives for reducing these harms. One such alternative that has long…Read More