Category Archives: HIV policy

California Syringe Clearinghouse Reports Significant Advancements in 2 Years

Two years ago, CalHEP & Project Inform led an advocacy effort (with support from partners like the California HIV Alliance and Drug Policy Alliance) to convince the legislature and Governor to allocate $3 million per year in state funds to create and maintain a clearinghouse of supplies…Read More

IAS 2017: Progress on PrEP, treatment as prevention, and HIV cure science

While the world’s top HIV experts reported no earth shattering progress in preventing, treating or curing HIV at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017), which took place in July in Paris, it did serve as an important marker of progress. HIV researchers revealed…Read More

The Affordable Care Act Lives to Fight Another Day

PIP eNews readers will no doubt be familiar with the roller coaster ride the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has experienced at the hands of a Republican-led Congress in recent weeks and months. While Republicans in the House of Representatives were able to coalesce around a repeal…Read More

Will the Right Approach to the US Opioid Emergency Prevail?

The United States is in the midst of a devastating epidemic of opioid use affecting people of widely varying racial, gender and economic groups and status.  President Trump responded to this emergency by creating a White House Opioid Commission, headed by Governor Chris Christie of New…Read More

President’s Vicious, Inhumane and Anti-Science Budget Threatens Our Progress Toward Eliminating HIV and Hepatitis C

On May 23, 2017, the President released his fiscal year 2018 budget, proposing dramatic and devastating cuts to non-defense discretionary programs, in addition to massive tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. This budget sends a clear and vicious message about who and what the Administration values….Read More

Working at the State Level: Project Inform’s California Advocacy for 2017

State-level advocacy efforts are crucial to create lasting change. Often efforts that are started at local and state levels inform national trends and structural changes at the federal level (think about the history of same-sex marriage, health care reform, and syringe exchange in the United States)….Read More

To End AIDS in the United States, Stay True to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

By Judith Auerbach, Robert Bank, Chris Collins, JD Davids, Rebecca Haag, David Ernesto Munar, Dana van Gorder, Phill Wilson and A. Toni Young Ten years ago, hundreds of organizations and individuals signed a petition calling on all presidential candidates to create a national AIDS strategy. We…Read More