Author Archives: Sean Bland

07.27.17

HIV, Racial Justice, and Legal Organizations Release “Consensus Statement on HIV ‘Treatment as Prevention’ in Criminal Law Reform”

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This blog post was authored by Sean Bland and Javier Saladich, a Summer Research Intern at the O’Neill Institute and a third-year law student at ESADE Business and Law School in Barcelona, Spain. Earlier this month, a group of organizations and advocates released a “Consensus Statement on HIV ‘Treatment as Prevention’ in Criminal Law Reform”. […]

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05.24.17

O’Neill Institute Contributes to Public Comment on PrEP for HIV Prevention

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I would like to discuss the O’Neill Institute’s contribution to a recent public comment. The content of the public comment will be reviewed by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), but also may be of interest to general audiences. On March 22, 2017, Jeffrey S. Crowley and I partnered with researchers at The Fenway […]

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05.01.17

Constitutional Challenge to Ohio HIV Criminalization Law

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This post was written by Sean Bland and Safura Abdool Karim, a 2017 Global Health Law LL.M. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. On May 17, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral arguments in State of Ohio v. Batista, a constitutional challenge to an Ohio law (R.C. 2903.11(B)(1)), which makes it a […]

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04.06.17

NEW O’NEILL INSTITUTE REPORT EXAMINES THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RYAN WHITE HIV/AIDS PROGRAM FOR PROTECTING AND ADVANCING HIV PUBLIC HEALTH GAINS DURING HEALTH SYSTEM REFORM

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This post was written by Sean Bland and Safura Abdool Karim, a 2017 Global Health Law LL.M. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. On March 24, 2017, Jeffrey S. Crowley and Sean Bland of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Connie Garner of Foley Hoag LLP released a new report, “The […]

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03.04.17

ASSESSING LAWS AND POLICIES TO PROTECT SEX WORKERS AND PROMOTE HEALTH

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Sex workers across the world are a vulnerable population. Because of poverty, abuse and discrimination, sex work is often critical to survival for many cisgender and transgender women and LGBT young people, especially those who are homeless. In the United States, transgender women engage in sex work at ten times the rate of cisgender women. […]

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12.23.16

HIV in Communities of Color: The Importance of Adolescent Access to Biomedical Prevention

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On December 3, 2016, I presented at the opening plenary session of the National HIV PrEP Summit in San Francisco. At the summit, NMAC released a State of the State report that Jeffrey S. Crowley and I prepared as the first part of a two-part Blueprint for HIV Biomedical Prevention. The State of the State report […]

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11.18.16

HIV POLICY AFTER THE 2016 U.S. ELECTIONS

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The election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States has sent shockwaves throughout the country and across the globe. While the President-elect’s policy agenda was often sparse with details during his campaign, his election will no doubt have a profound impact on a number of major issues, such as healthcare, immigration, […]

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10.20.16

amfAR Report Makes Recommendations for Health Plans and Health Care Purchasers to Support Efforts to Curb the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.

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On October 13, 2016, amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, released a new report, “Curbing the HIV Epidemic by Supporting Effective Engagement in HIV Care: Recommendations for Health Plans and Health Care Purchasers,” which highlights the critical role of health plans and health care purchasers, including Medicaid and Medicare programs, marketplaces, and employers, in moving […]

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09.24.16

Prisons and Jails as Health and Labor Issues

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Public health, criminal justice, and economic justice are inextricably linked. Health in prisons and jails is a matter of ongoing public concern, as the vast majority of incarcerated people will return to the community at the end of their sentences. In this blog post, I want to draw further attention to incarceration as a public […]

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08.12.16

Global Implementation of PrEP: The Importance of Addressing Social and Structural Barriers – Part 2

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I have previously written about the global implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and how important it is to remove social and structural barriers to PrEP. On Tuesday, I drew attention to France and its challenges in viewing itself as a color-blind society and addressing the needs of migrants and communities of color. Today I am […]

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