During May, the OA Care Branch and California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC) co-sponsored a webinar and presentation, Enhancing HIV Screening in HIV Care, given by Dr. Julie Stoltey. Information highlighting California’s most recent STD data, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) STD screening guidelines and recommendations, and other evidence is available at
The OA HIV Surveillance Section recently released data to all local health jurisdiction (LHJs) highlighting persons newly diagnosed with HIV in the last 12 months. Persons were classified by whether they were linked to and retained in care, or not. This ongoing “Data-to-Care” activity is implemented to monitor CDPH’s Getting to Zero Initiative.
Newly proposed Trailer Bill Language modifying California Health and Safety Code will support eligible uninsured clients to be able to obtain assistance with PrEP-related medical costs through the CDPH PrEP Assistance Program. OA expects to begin implementing this program in January 2018.