Category Archives: HIV

10.15.18

Today is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

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(Latinx is a gender-neutral term encompassing Latino/Latina.) Each year, National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is observed on October 15th. It is coordinated by the Latino Commission on AIDS, and this year’s theme, “Ending HIV is Everyone’s Job”, draws our attention to global, local, and community actions necessary to end the US HIV epidemic. Past […]

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09.27.18

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Responding to the HIV Epidemic Among Black and Latino Gay and Bisexual Men

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Today is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Not long ago, such a statement would have carried an immensely heavy and somber weight. But in 2018, the conversation around HIV/AIDS is more about prevention, treatment, and continuing care than it is about fear and death. HIV experts and policymakers have even begun to talk about […]

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09.20.18

Congress Passes Major Opioid Response Legislation that Includes Funding to Improve Infectious Disease Surveillance

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Monday, the Senate passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act by a 99-1 vote. The Act provides many changes to several federal health and human service programs to address opioid and substance use disorders. A critical component of this legislation is the inclusion of a $40 million appropriation from 2019-2023 to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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09.07.18

Rising STD Rates and the Importance of Integrated STD and HIV Responses

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Last week, the 2018 STD Prevention Conference took place in Washington, DC. This biennial conference was an opportunity for sexual health professionals, including program staff, scientists, clinicians, and others to come together to share state-of-the art updates and practical, clinically-focused research on disease prevention and control at time when sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on […]

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07.16.18

amfAR and the O’Neill Institute Host Briefing on Long-Acting HIV Treatment and Prevention

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Today, amfAR and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law hosted a briefing at Georgetown Law in connection with the release of four new amfAR reports, “Long-Acting HIV Treatment and Prevention Are Coming: Preparing for Potential Game Changers.” Jeffrey S. Crowley and I wrote the reports for and in partnership with amfAR.   […]

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06.29.18

The Modernization of North Carolina’s HIV Criminal Laws and Its Consequences

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On January 1, 2018, a new rule took effect in North Carolina that modernized the state’s HIV control measures. Although there is no specific HIV-related criminal statute in North Carolina, the North Carolina Commission for Public Health is authorized to adopt rules that prescribe control measures for communicable diseases and conditions, including control measures for […]

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06.08.18

Opportunities for Progress: FDA Approves PrEP for Adolescents at Risk for HIV

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Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for adolescents at risk for HIV infection. FDA approval represents a critical step toward operationalizing PrEP for adolescents, especially young gay and bisexual men and LGBTQ youth of color, who stand to benefit from this effective HIV prevention tool. In 2016, […]

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05.01.18

Protecting Privacy and Confidentiality for People Living with HIV

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The right to privacy and confidentiality for health information is deeply rooted in American history and tradition and in federal and state law. People living with HIV also have special concerns in keeping their health information private. These individuals have long faced harassment, discrimination, and stigma from society because of their HIV infection, and they […]

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04.19.18

NMAC Releases Blueprint for HIV Biomedical Prevention Part II

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Over the past two years, the O’Neill Institute has been working in partnership with NMAC to examine the status of biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation in the United States. The focus of this work has been to explore how to bring the promise of biomedical HIV prevention to all communities highly impacted by HIV […]

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03.27.18

New O’Neill Institute Report on HIV Prevention Released in Advance of AIDSWatch

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AIDSWatch 2018 is March 26 and 27. AIDSWatch is the nation’s largest annual constituent-based national HIV/AIDS advocacy event, bringing together hundreds of people living with HIV and their allies to meet with members of Congress and to educate them about the important issues at state for people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. In […]

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