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Jun 11

Experts seek better health outcomes for homeless

Years after facing patient dumping allegations and hefty legal settlements, Southern California hospital executives have begun working with advocates for the homeless to improve the health of homeless patients and to reduce their use of area hospitals. Hospital administrators are driven by the national healthcare law, which offers incentives to provide better care at lower cost and imposes penalties when ...
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Jun 10

U.S. Bank Provides $55.1M for Two Senior Living Developments

LOS ANGELES—U.S. Bank has provided $55.1 million in financing to Retirement Housing Foundation. The money will be used to build two senior affordable housing complexes in Los Angeles neighborhoods. Broadwood Terrace, in South Los Angeles, and Las Alturas, in East Los Angeles are scheduled to break ground in June. Combined the housing complexes will provide 165 units, 153 of which ...
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May 21

Obama Administration Ensures Continued Access to Medications for AIDS Patients

The Obama Administration has taken an extraordinary step to ensure approximately 8,000 low-income people with HIV/AIDS in the United States can continue to access their life-saving medications through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). Congress failed to include in the FY13 Continuing Resolution $35 million needed to ensure ADAP clients would continue to receive their medications. ...
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May 13

AIDS Group Pushes for Measure to Form City Health Department in L.A.

On May 10, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) announced that they had gathered approximately 70,000 signatures, 50,000 of which they believed were valid, to qualify for a ballot measure that would allow Los Angeles residents to vote on whether the city should have its own public health department separate from the county department. Those favoring this proposed measure think voters ...
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Apr 30

Federal panel says everyone 15 to 65 should have HIV test

Citing recent evidence that HIV infections are best managed when treated early, an influential panel of medical experts has finalized its recommendation that all people ages 15 to 65 be screened for the virus that causes AIDS. The recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force seeks to address one of the key challenges in the fight against HIV/AIDS: The ...
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Apr 22

Los Angeles approves incentives for developers of homeless housing

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday made it easier for developers of housing for the homeless to get access to millions of dollars in city funds when they agree to include public storage, toilets and laundry facilities for people who remain on the streets. ...
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Apr 19

Free meningitis vaccines offered in Los Angeles to curb concerns

Los Angeles County health officials announced Thursday that the meningitis vaccine would be made available at no charge for low-income and uninsured residents amid growing concern about the potentially deadly and rare infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord.Read the full article at the link below.  ...
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Apr 2

HIV-AIDS research finds women more likely than men to get sub-par treatment

Researchers in British Columbia researchers say they've found that women are far more likely than men to receive sub-standard care and treatment after they test HIV positive. Findings from two studies by the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV-AIDS say barriers to treatment and care are leading to higher death rates and transmission among women with the virus. Dr. Angela ...
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Mar 19

Studying drug-resistant HIV in Los Angeles County

Widespread use of anti-HIV drugs in Los Angeles County could reduce new AIDS cases by almost 40%, but would also double the number of cases in which the virus had developed a resistance to drug therapy, according to a USC and Rand Corp. study. The paper, published Monday in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, comes in response to growing support ...
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Mar 11

Study: Bee Venom Kills HIV

Bees could hold the key to preventing HIV transmission. Researchers have discovered that bee venom kills the virus while leaving body cells unharmed, which could lead to an anti-HIV vaginal gel and other treatments. Read the full article at the link below.  ...
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