Oct 26


Acting on a joint motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Zev Yaroslavsky, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $11 million in funding for affordable housing projects that will benefit homeless people, low-income veterans and other at risk populations. Approximately 176 units are expected to be built as a result of this investment. Read the full article at ...
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Oct 22

OraSure Rolls Out First In-Home Rapid Oral HIV Test

The face of HIV testing changed forever, October 9, when OraSure Technologies announced that its OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is now available in stores, retailing for about $40 and allowing the user to swab his or her gums and read the test result at home in less than half an hour. Read the full article at ...
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Oct 1

Surviving the Heat

The list of L.A. County Cooling Centers. If you are planning to visit one of these Cooling Centers, it is advisable that you call in advance to make sure there is still seating available.    Please reference the flyer that is attached to the link provided.  ...
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Sep 30

South Africa Gets Ready for HIV Vaccine Trial

A vaccine candidate which showed that it can protect against HIV infection by up to 31% when tested in Thailand three years ago will be further tested in South Africa as soon as next year.   Read the Full Article at: ...
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Sep 27

Care Harbor provides free medical, dental and vision services in LA

In collaboration with L.A. Care Health Plan and Dignity Health, Care Harbor provided free medical, dental and vision services to those in need.    Read the full article at: ...
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Aug 27

FDA approves new combination pill for HIV treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Stribild (elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), a new once-a-day combination pill to treat HIV-1 infection in adults who have never been treated for HIV infection. Stribild contains two previously approved HIV drugs plus two new drugs, elvitegravir and cobicistat. Elvitegravir is an HIV integrase strand transfer inhibitor, a drug that interferes ...
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Aug 15

Undocumented immigrants line up for relief from deportation

Long lines formed at help centers and lawyers' office across America Wednesday as thousands of young, undocumented immigrants began applying for relief from deportation. They took advantage of one of the biggest immigration policy changes in years. An executive order by President Barack Obama allows those who entered the country illegally as children to remain and work without fear of ...
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Jul 24

Treating HIV and preventing it at the same time

Antiretroviral can reduce the spread of HIV to sexual partners. But experts are now divided about whether the treatment-as-prevention approach can essentially halt the AIDS epidemic. Treatment drugs can do more than improve the health of people with HIV: if administered early, medications can also reduce the spread of the disease to sexual partners and may help stem the AIDS ...
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Jun 27

Landlord and Tenants Awareness

Safety and living standards should always be up to code. A Landlord/Manager should always do routine check-ups on the property and alert the tenants of any problems that the landlord would be solving and/or tenants must take care of. Tenants should also notify Landlords/Management of any existing problems and concerns. Both parties should respect each other and safety should always ...
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Jun 6

CHIRP/LA New Website!

CHIRP/LA is live! If you have a need for training at your location, please contact our offices today to schedule your in service! ...
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