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Dec 11

AIDS healthcare group takes new approach to city's health services

Under fire for seeking the creation of a city health department, a foundation is now urging the City Council to create a citizens' panel to oversee health services that the city receives from the county. Read the full article at the link below.. ...
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Nov 7

108-unit apartment complex opens for homeless residents on skid row

A sleek apartment complex opened Thursday in the heart of skid row, offering what backers hope will be a beacon for the neighborhood's homeless residents and a portal to an increasingly revitalized east side of downtown Los Angeles. Read the full article at the link below.. ...
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Oct 28

Health Law Broadens Coverage Possibilities For Many People With HIV, AIDS

Stateline reports how the health law will broaden benefits for many of the 1.1 million Americans infected with HIV, especially those who live in the 25 states that are expanding Medicaid. Meanwhile, the Obama administration stresses that information an individual submits to sign up for health coverage cannot be used to enforce immigration law.  Read the full report at the link below.. ...
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Oct 14

Affordable-housing advocates push for citywide policies in LB planning document

Mary Zandejas has resided in a small apartment at 7th Street and Redondo Avenue in Long Beach’s Belmont Heights district for 18 years. Though living with polio since childhood, she was able to manage.But things changed in 2002 when an accident left her wheelchair-bound and unable to use her own bathroom. Now, her biggest challenge, she says, is finding an ...
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Oct 7

New California law streamlines HIV testing

  Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Saturday that improves HIV testing efforts across the state. Assembly Bill 446 streamlines the consent process for HIV testing in non-clinical settings, such as on mobile testing vans. Read the full article at the link below.. ...
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Oct 3

7th Annual HIV/AIDS Action Summit 10/22/13

7th AnnualHIV/AIDS Action SummitPresented byAnthony J. Portantino and City of HopeTuesday, October 22, 2013: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.City of Hope, Cooper Auditorium, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte CA 91010 ...
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Oct 1

Giving homeless veterans the permanent shelter they need

Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological diagnoses end up living in the streets because they're too disabled to seek help, advocates have long argued.   Read the full article at the link below... ...
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Sep 24

Affordable Care Act: Homeless, but not without care on Skid Row

Denise Scott shouts angrily over the way America has forgotten her.“We don’t need no more illegals comin’ over here!” she screams from a Skid Row sidewalk littered with chicken bones, paper plates and discarded clothes.“Fix the problems in this country! I need a place to live!” Read the full article at the link below... ...
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Sep 17

Senate OKs condom handout in California prisons to cut disease, despite ban on sex behind bars

The California Senate approved a plan Monday that would require the state to hand out condoms at adult prisons, despite a ban on having sex behind bars. Read the full article at the link below... ...
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Sep 10

Helping homeless veterans remains a challenge

During a mental health summit organized by the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System last week, groups met to discuss what can be done to help homeless veterans and their mental health needs.   Read the full article at the link below... ...
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