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10.05.17

New Research Offers Progress Toward Detecting and Treating Ebola

By Tom Vincent

Last week, two scientific discoveries were announced that could lead to better and earlier treatments for persons with Ebola virus disease. First, scientists at University of Texas Medical Center in Galveston have discovered a protein within the body’s immune system that plays a central role in Ebola infections. Ebola virus infections are known to cause […]

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10.04.17

Recent Developments in HIV Criminalization

By Sean Bland

This blog post was co-authored by Natalie Dobek, a second-year law student at Georgetown Law and a research assistant at the O’Neill Institute. In the United States, criminalizing HIV remains a way in which people with HIV are discriminated against. HIV criminalization refers to the unjust application of criminal laws to people living with HIV […]

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09.22.17

The Debate About Cultural Appropriation

By Mehgan Gallagher

            A simple definition of cultural appropriation is the idea of someone adopting something from a culture that is not their own.  At first glance, it appears that this is a harmless act.  Well, think again.  A deeper understanding of what cultural appropriation is digs up issues of whether it […]

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09.06.17

I am the DREAM my ancestors dared to dream: Rescinding DACA makes the American "Dream" a mere fantasy

By Sonia Canzater

(SPECIAL THANKS TO MY COUSIN XENEIDA FOR INSPIRING THIS ARTICLE. TE QUIERO MUCHO, PRIMA!) First, let me state for the record that I was born in a hospital in Queens, New York in the U.S. of A, and I have the long form birth certificate to prove it, so no need to open that link […]

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08.17.17

Is There Any Reason to Allow Cigarette Companies to Send Coupons (or Any Other Advertising) to Nonsmokers?

By Eric Lindblom

  A recent study in the Nicotine & Tobacco Research journal confirms that the tobacco industry sends discount cigarette coupons to non-smokers in the USA and that some of those receiving the coupons become smokers. The study concludes that its findings support more restrictive policies to curtail the use of tobacco product discount coupons because […]

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08.16.17

Long-Acting Agents for HIV Treatment and Prevention: Updates from the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science

By Sean Bland

The global advocacy for HIV/AIDS has been a model of success for an array of initiatives such as the climate protection movement. Analysts point to the multi-stakeholder composition and the autonomy from governments as some of the features that have allowed for an increasing global consensus on the necessary steps toward scaling up HIV treatment […]

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08.11.17

Human Rights-Based Approaches to Health: How Do We Measure Them?

By O’Neill Institute

Neil Sircar, J.D., is an LL.M Candidate in Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center & the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments related to this post can be directed to nrs53@georgetown.edu. Dr. Tedros, the newly-minted Director-General of the World Health Organization, has made human rights and health […]

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08.04.17

Reproductive Rights in Flux: Updates from Latin America and the Caribbean

By Rebecca Reingold

This post was written by Rebecca Reingold and Priscila Valencia. Despite the tremendous strides made towards the realization of reproductive rights in Latin America and the Caribbean in recent decades, the region remains home to the majority of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. However, reproductive rights advocates are leading efforts to change that in […]

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07.27.17

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

By Sean Bland

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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