Messages of Kindness Are Meant to Be Shared
DAP Health Insights – Monday February 1, 2021, from David Brinkman, CEO
If you are one of the 270,000 drivers who pass our campus at the corner of Vista Chino and Sunrise Way each month, you may have seen these messages on our marquee. We love the positive response we have received from community members moved by each statement’s importance. And we wanted to share them with you here if you are one of the many people leaving their home less often.
Looking Ahead After FDA Cabenuva Approval
The COVID pandemic has interrupted HIV testing and treatment for millions, including access to antiretroviral medications necessary to live. We cheered when the FDA approved once-monthly Cabenuva injections to treat HIV last month, because taking medication in pill form every day is challenging for some patients.
DAP Health is one of the few health centers in the U.S. working on a study intended to make life even easier for people with HIV by showing the effectiveness of using ART injections even less often—just once every two months.
This regimen is not publicly available, but it holds a lot of promise for DAP patients, according to Dr. Tulika Singh, DAP director of research. You can read more here.
Vaccinating Holocaust Survivors in our Community
DAP Health’s vaccine framework is rooted in health equity, ensuring communities and populations disproportionately affected by COVID have priority access to the vaccine. Outreach to our patients age 65 and over has already begun.
Last week as we observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021, DAP Health humbly worked with our lifelong friends Jewish Family Service of the Desert (JFS) to begin scheduling COVID vaccinations at DAP Health for local survivors of the Holocaust.
Avoid Vaccination Scams
Waiting for the COVID vaccine is difficult, and it is causing some to fall prey to fraudulent offers they receive via e-mail, telephone or text. The Riverside County District Attorney's Office has set up a hotline for anyone who believes they may be the victim of any vaccination scam.
Please, report COVID vaccine scams in Riverside County by calling (951) 955-0764.
The State is prioritizing vaccines for equitable distribution to everyone in California who wants it at no cost and regardless of immigration status. If someone tries to sell it to you or move you up the list, it is a scam.