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California: Cost-Cutting Loss of Fresno County AIDS Clinic OK'd

By a 3-2 vote on Tuesday, the Fresno County Board of Supervisors approved cuts to the Department of Public Health's budget, including shutting down the county's only AIDS clinic by June 28. The cuts were made to offset DPH's estimated $5 million budg...

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California: Sacramento's CARES Is Full-Service Provider to HIV-Positive Patients

The Center for AIDS Research, Education & Services (CARES) offers area residents who are HIV-positive comprehensive health care, including primary care, dental, and mental health. The services are free for the uninsured, while insured patients are ch...

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California: New AIDS Advocacy Group Comes to Oakland

At a recent open house in Oakland, US Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and others welcomed the Global Forum on MSM & HIV to its new headquarters downtown.

The forum was launched during the 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto in 2006 to improve ...

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California: HIV Scientific Report Back

On Feb. 4, the AIDS Policy Project and Project Inform will co-host a meeting presenting information reported at December's fourth International Workshop on HIV Persistence During Therapy. Speakers will include Romas Geleziunas, Ph.D., a Gilead direct...

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Project Inform's Policy Team Expands Hepatitis C Advocacy Efforts

2009 marked a significant year for Project Inform, as we greatly expanded our hepatitis C (HCV) policy agenda at the federal, state and local levels. We began HCV advocacy in 2007 in response to the number of people living with HIV who are co-infecte...

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California: Bay Area Reporter Obituaries Go Online

Marking World AIDS Day, thousands of obituaries published since 1980 in the Bay Area Reporter (BAR) were put online for the first time, courtesy of San Francisco's GLBT Historical Society (GHS).

The Web site "provides the faces and the stories to th...

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California: Hanford HIV Clinic Open Until July

Hanford's HIV clinic has been saved for the time being from closure, after Kings County tapped reserve funding to backfill some state cuts. The news will be welcomed by the 40 patients who would otherwise have had to travel to Fresno for treatment, s...

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California: Monterey County HIV/AIDS Groups to Merge

To save money and become more efficient, two Monterey County HIV/AIDS groups have announced plans to join forces.

"We saw the writings on the wall," said Tom Melville, a spokesperson for John XXIII HIV/AIDS Services. The organization will combine wi...

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California: Cuts Hurt HIV/AIDS Support Group

The HIV/AIDS organization Sierra HOPE (Health Opportunities, Programs and Education) has seen its budget for the current fiscal year slashed by more than a third. The nonprofit has experienced a $62,000 cut in state money and a $42,000 in federal fun...

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Oakland, Calif., Conference Targets Black Women for HIV/AIDS Awareness, Prevention

The Oakland, Calif., chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women on Saturday held a daylong conference, "Sistahs Getting Real About HIV/AIDS," that addressed HIV/AIDS among black women, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The conference "fo...