Category Archives: HIV prevention

Covered California Frequently Asked Questions

For People Living with HIV and Hepatitis C and People Considering PrEP Covered California open enrollment begins today November 1, 2017 and continues through January 31, 2018. However, there may be some confusion about how the current Administration’s actions may impact your health care. The California HIV/AIDS…Read More

Enroll in Covered California plans November 1 to January 31, 2018!

Open enrollment is still on in California for three months. Despite efforts at the national level by the current administration to impede enrollment into federal ACA health plans, California has kept its enrollment open over three full months this year … from November 1, 2017 to…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

PleasePrEPMe.org and Project Inform launch new PrEP navigation manual in California

PleasePrEPMe.org and Project Inform are pleased to announce a free new resource to assist PrEP navigation staff in California: “Helping People Access PrEP: A Frontline Provider Manual on PrEP Research, Care and Navigation.” This publication provides a wide range of information to aid the daily work…Read More

United Healthcare discriminates against vulnerable populations by denying PrEP access

Project Inform joined many other partners including the AIDS Foundation of Chicago to demand United Healthcare halt their practices and policies that discriminate against the LGBTQ community. Earlier this year, United Health Care began to send members letters denying access to Truvada prescribed for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or…Read More

The FDA Has Approved Generic PrEP—but Access May Remain Difficult

This article from Vice.com does an excellent job of detailing the complicated issues related to the recent FDA approval of generic Truvada for PrEP. ORIGINAL POST: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/the-fda-has-approved-generic-prepbut-access-may-remain-difficult Experts cited complicated factors, like patient and doctor awareness and the unique way the US HIV medication market functions,…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