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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

07.19.19

Improving Laws to Support PrEP Access and HIV Prevention for Young People

By Sean Bland

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective method of HIV prevention. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that PrEP use among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) increased 500% from 2014 to 2017, although uptake among other groups remains lower and disparities among MSM continue to […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

06.12.19

USPSTF Recommendation for PrEP: Reflections on Insurance Coverage and HIV Prevention for Older Adults

By Sean Bland

Yesterday the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a federally-appointed independent panel of clinicians and scientists that conducts evidence-based reviews of preventive services, issued a final “Grade A” recommendation for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). An “A” letter grade indicates that the panel recommends the service and finds there is high certainty that the service has a substantial […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

04.16.19

STD Awareness Month: O’Neill Institute Releases Quick Take Document on the US STI Crisis

By Sean Bland

April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on the lives of Americans and the importance of preventing, testing for, and treating STDs (also called STIs, which stands for sexually transmitted infections). It is an opportunity to normalize routine STI testing and conversations about […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

03.15.19

O’Neill Institute Releases Policy Brief on HIV Prevention for Latinx Gay and Bisexual Men

By Sean Bland

Yesterday, the O’Neill Institute released a new policy brief, Bolstering Latinx Gay and Bisexual Men to Promote Health and Reduce HIV Transmission. This brief, developed in partnership with Bienestar Human Services, a community-based social services organization in Los Angeles focused on health issues faced by the Latino and LGBTQ communities, examines the place of Latinx […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

03.08.19

Supporting Effective HIV Prevention among Latinx Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States

By Sean Bland

HIV remains a serious public health threat in the United States. While the United States had made progress in reducing the number of HIV infections, with prevention efforts leading to a nearly 20 percent decline in new HIV infections between 2005 and 2014, progress has been uneven, and the declines in new HIV infections have […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

01.22.19

O’Neill Institute Releases Quick Take Documents on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and HIV Prevention

By Sean Bland

Today the O’Neill Institute released two new Quick Take documents. Following the November 2018 election, with many new members of Congress, these reports are intended as educational resources for legislators and congressional staff as well as for HIV community stakeholders and the general public. Building upon a March 2017 issue brief on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

11.20.18

The O’Neill Institute Hosts Its World AIDS Day Event on November 30: Innovative Approaches to HIV Treatment and Prevention

By Sean Bland

In recognition of World AIDS Day, the O’Neill Institute is hosting a brown bag lunch discussion on innovative approaches to HIV treatment and prevention. The event will take place on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 12:00-1:30pm at the Georgetown University Law Center in McDonough Hall Room 200. It will include a discussion of the following […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

10.15.18

Today is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

By Sean Bland

(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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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

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