California Governor Jerry Brown’s Budget is Model for Hepatitis C Funding

Reprinted from HepMag.com. On Friday, May 11, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown of California released his “May Revised Budget” and it contained a lot of excellent news for people living with hepatitis C (HCV): Called for the removal of all fibrosis restrictions in Medi-Cal; Added $70.4 million…Read More

Statement on Potential Safety Signal in Infants Born to Women Taking Dolutegravir from the HHS Antiretroviral Guideline Panels

Date: May 18, 2018, reprinted from AIDSinfo The HHS Antiretroviral Guidelines Panels1 are issuing this statement in response to a potential safety signal in infants born to women who were taking dolutegravir (DTG)-based antiretroviral (ARV) drug regimens at the time of conception in accordance with guidance…Read More

CA Governor’s new budget increases investment in expanding hepatitis C treatment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MAY 15, 2018  (CLICK HERE FOR PDF) CONTACT: ANNE DONNELLY, adonnelly AT projectinform DOT org, (415) 640-6103 ANDREW REYNOLDS areynolds AT projectinform DOT org, (415) 312-3445 SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Project Inform and the California Hepatitis Alliance (CalHEP), a group of over 100…Read More

New HIV medication ibalizumab (Trogarzo) approved by the FDA for people with few treatment options

On March 6, 2018, the FDA approved a new type of HIV medication called ibalizumab for people who have few to no treatment options due to multi-drug resistant virus. The approval was based on results from the TMB-301 study that showed that adding the drug to…Read More

New information reflected in Project Inform’s updated PrEP flow chart

Project Inform has recently updated our Getting Yourself Prepared for PrEP flow chart to reflect a few new changes in the information: Gilead increased their Co-pay Coupon Card program assistance limit to $4,800 on January 1, 2018, from the previous amount of $3,600. The FPL (Federal…Read More

California HIV Alliance submits budget proposal to the state

The California HIV Alliance, of which Project Inform is a member, submitted their budget request to the State, urging the State to make strategic investments in programs that will increase PrEP uptake and other evidence-based prevention services, provide targeted HIV prevention and employment services for transgender women,…Read More

Project Inform’s rural opioid summit attracts providers from 26 counties

On February 5-6, 2018 in Santa Rosa, CA, Project Inform hosted The Opioid Crisis & Related Public Health Issues in Rural Northern Counties: A Summit to Discuss Solutions. Over 113 participants from a diverse array of health and social service organizations, including drug treatment programs, federally…Read More