Reaching the goal of zero HIV infections by 2020—a goal experts say the city is poised to accomplish—will mean figuring out how to support some of our city’s highest needs cases: people who are homeless or marginally housed.
19 October 2016 | BETA blog
A new guide has been produced by the Association of British Insurers to inform customers with HIV about life insurance.It lets people living with HIV know that they can get life insurance, and that they do not need to cancel an existing policy if they become HIV positive.
28 July 2016 | Association of British Insurers
A study of insurance coverage of more than 28,000 people with HIV concludes that the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program remains a critical necessity despite the availability of coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
21 June 2016 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
Supervisor Scott Wiener on Tuesday will introduce legislation at the Board of Supervisors that would close the rent control loophole, allowing those relying on the program to be protected from increases. The measure could begin providing protection as soon as July.
17 May 2016 | SFGate
The Nigerian government’s decision to provide antiretrovirals freely as part of HIV programmes at the country’s health facilities has dramatically improved the uptake of treatment. But it has not been enough to eliminate the high and sometimes inequitable economic burden of HIV/AIDS on households. Exorbitant food and transport costs, as well as the costs of illnesses linked to HIV, hinder full access to treatment services. Households end up having to fork out money they don’t necessarily have.
15 March 2016 | The Conversation
Staff working at the DWP’s assessment centres should be better trained to deal with people living with HIV, according to an SNP MP. Stewart McDonald has written Iain Duncan Smith calling on him to make sure the Work Capability Assessment, to which those claiming sickness and disability benefits must submit, takes into account the fluctuating nature of HIV.
01 March 2016 | The National
American states with higher spending on social services and public health -- such as education and income support -- per person living in poverty (according to the federal poverty threshold) had significantly lower HIV/AIDS case rates and fewer AIDS deaths.
04 February 2016 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
Several offices of the world's largest HIV services provider are located in Hollywood, the legendary Los Angeles neighborhood that's either in the middle of a rebirth or the throes of self-destruction, depending on who you ask. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and its powerful leader, Michael Weinstein, are very much of the latter opinion. The organization is waging a lobbying war against the latest proposed development for Hollywood: a pair of 28-story towers adjacent to its own high-rise corporate office, on a site where a parking lot now sits.
13 January 2016 | Advocate.com
With the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment hovering around $3500 per month by latest estimates, housing is a top concern for many San Francisco residents, but especially so for those whose long personal histories tie them to the city—such as long-term survivors living with HIV.
13 January 2016 | BETA blog
HIV/AIDS activists and physicians now emphasize the socioeconomic barriers that keep some people living with HIV from consistently obtaining and using antiretroviral drugs to remain healthy. Addressing patients’ social and economic challenges is complicated and not reimbursable.
04 January 2016 | Kaiser Health News