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Category Archives: HIV

02.06.19

President Says We Can End the HIV Epidemic in 10 Years: What I Hope to See in His Plan

By Jeffrey Crowley

I had the privilege of serving as President Obama’s first HIV/AIDS Advisor and I led the process of creating our country’s first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy in 2010.  The Strategy was a five-year plan that was updated in 2015. Yesterday, President Trump acknowledged our country’s great strides and said that his budget will commit the […]

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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

01.11.19

A legal fight against Kenya’s discriminatory HIV laws kicks off in the Nairobi High Court

By John Stephens

With the support of their loved ones and a sharp legal team from KELIN, a group of brave Kenyans living with HIV has challenged some of the world’s harshest HIV criminalization laws. Galvanized by the Positive Justice Campaign, their petition asks the Nairobi High Court to strike down as unconstitutional section 26 of Kenya’s Sexual […]

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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

09.27.18

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

By Sean Bland

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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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

09.20.18

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

By Sonia Canzater

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 […]

Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

09.07.18

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

By Sean Bland

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

By Sean Bland

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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