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Monthly Archives: August 2019

08.30.19

Rethinking the Deferral Period on Blood Donation: A More Tailored Measure than General Deferral on Men Who Have Sex with Men

By Yi-Shen Tsai

The French government recently lifted its blood donation ban on men who have sex with men (MSM). Currently, gay and bisexual men must abstain from having sex with men for 12 months in order to donate blood. As of February 1, 2020, the deferral period will be 4 months instead of 12. Ultimately, the French […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

08.29.19

The other confidentiality

By Ana Isabel Fernández Alonso

Attorneys’ duty of confidentiality, its limits and consequences, are often portrayed in movies, tv series, and every introductory law class. It is considered and understood as an essential guarantee for the right of every individual to a fair defense and as a major pillar of the judicial system. However, when it comes to the medical […]

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08.26.19

O’Neill Institute Releases Publication on Scaling Up PrEP Use for HIV Prevention

By Sean Bland

Last week, the National HIV/AIDS Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law released three new publications. I previously discussed two of these publications in a blog post. This week, I will discuss the remaining publication, Big Ideas: Achieving Sufficient Scale of PrEP Use Is Critical to Ending the HIV Epidemic. This […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

08.24.19

My first month as a Law Fellow at the Institute

By Lidiya Teklemariam

It has now been 3 months since I completed the Global Health Law LL.M. Program and exactly a month since I started working as a post-graduate Fellow at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law (the Institute). The program was a great foundation for all the skills one can acquire in the field […]

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08.22.19

O’Neill Institute Releases Publications on HIV Cluster Detection

By Sean Bland

Today, the National HIV/AIDS Initiative at the O’Neill Institute released three new publications. The publications are intended as resources to support the effort to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. President Trump announced his Administration’s Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative in this year’s State of the Union address, with the goal of […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

08.21.19

Human Duties, Populism and Hope for Global Health

By Andrés Constantin

This post was written by Ana Isabel Fernández Alonso and Andrés Constantin « All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights (…) » Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the “ABC” of activists and scholars in the field and a statement used in countless speeches to address unity among […]

Thematic Areas: Health & Human Rights

08.21.19

Leveraging the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to Improve the Health of Older People Living with HIV

By Yi-Shen Tsai

The United States is making major progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, building on the remarkable success of effective antiretroviral therapy at promoting health among people living with HIV (PLWH). With high quality care and ongoing treatment, PLWH can live long and healthy lives, and today over half of PLWH in the United States […]

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08.15.19

Two Sides to Every Coin: India’s New Ban on Commercial Surrogacy

By Francesca Nardi

Last week India’s lower house of Parliament passed a bill that would ban commercial surrogacy in the country. The passage of this bill has been celebrated by some, and criticized by others, as it brings India into step with a number of countries around the world that have banned commercial surrogacy. The commercial surrogacy industry […]

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08.13.19

Proposing an international fund for migrant and refugee health

By Eric A. Friedman

Few groups of people face less welcome in the world today than migrants forced from their homes, whether by conflict, persecution, violence, poverty, climate change or other environmental degradation, or hopelessness – or often, a mix of these factors. They seek basic safety, freedom, and opportunity – what all of us have a right to, yet […]

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08.12.19

Global Health and Digital Rights: a Discussion on Human Rights

By Laura Norato

The discussion about digital rights has been mainly centered on civil and political rights. Nevertheless, the emergence of social networks, communication platforms and connected devices, the appearance of new technologies and digital services directed to the most vulnerable populations information, and the existence of daily-updated algorithms that can predict choices based on data collected over […]

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