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Public Health vs. Politics of Now

Saturday October 12, 2013 was a sad day for Public Health educators who work in Jails and Prisons in the State of California. On that day, Democratic Governor Brown vetoed two Bills both with significant public health consequence; SB 649 … Continue reading

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Federal ‘mandatory minimum’ sentences to end for many drug offenders

By David G. Savage Tribune Washington Bureau – ‎Sunday‎, ‎August‎ ‎11‎, ‎2013 SAN FRANCISCO — Federal prosecutors will no longer seek long, “mandatory minimum” sentences for many low-level, nonviolent drug offenders, under a major shift in policy aimed at turning … Continue reading

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Best Wishes Al

“All of us at CHJ wish Al Brown well as he goes on to a new job with the Los Angeles Public Health Department, as a Peer Navigator. Al has been a terrific example for the people we serve, a … Continue reading

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The Criminalization of HIV?

Community Forum, Monday November 26, 2012 The California Endowment Cajetan Luna Introduction: Film (“HIV Is Not A Crime”) Good morning. I am Cajetan Luna Executive Director of the Center for Health Justice— Our agency provides educational and case management services … Continue reading

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From the Executive Director Cajetan Luna:

It is with great appreciation that I acknowledge Harlan Levinson, CPA, who has resigned from our Board of Directors after over 5 years of service. Harlan has served as our Treasurer for the past four years, and has been dedicated, … Continue reading

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HIV Educator Helps Women Learn From Her Mistake reprinted from LA Times

Growing up in South Los Angeles, Precious Jackson said she was attracted to the bad boys. “My father was a bad boy,” she said. He was a hustler, a pimp, a drug addict. But Jackson also saw him as a … Continue reading

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HIV educator helps women learn from her mistake

In her 20s, Precious Jackson got HIV while in a relationship. Now she teaches women with partners in jail how to lower their risks and train peers to do the same. She also speaks at black churches. “It is your … Continue reading

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CDC Releases Interim Guidance for Clinicians on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PreEP)

Dear Colleagues, Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released interim guidance for clinicians considering the use of daily oral antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for preventing HIV infection in their heterosexually active patients. The guidance published in today’s … Continue reading

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Precious Jackson, BTAN Los Angeles: Moving Beyond Condoms

It feels phenomenal to be able to attend a premiere HIV conference in Washington, D.C., among 20,000 delegates from around the world. I will interact with my peers and colleagues, engage in conversations about how we as leaders, scientists and … Continue reading

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Let’s Stop HIV Together

I am excited to share information about Let’s Stop HIV Together, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new HIV awareness and anti-stigma campaign launching nationwide today. The campaign gives voice to people living with HIV from all walks … Continue reading

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