Georgetown University Law Center

Please join us for a brown bag lunch presentation in recognition of World AIDS Day on HIV criminalization, the opioid crisis, and their interrelationship in the United States. HIV criminalization describes the unjust application of criminal laws to people living with HIV based solely on their HIV status. The presentation will include a discussion of these laws and their connection to drug and syringe use, before turning to the opioid crisis and public health efforts in response to the crisis.


Sean Bland, JD
Senior Associate, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown Law

Feel free to bring your own lunch.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by November 28th to Brigid Rayder, 202-661-6745, and

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center is the premier center for health law, scholarship, and policy. Its mission is to contribute to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve the public’s health, using objective evidence as a measure. The O’Neill Institute seeks to advance scholarship, science, research, and teaching that will encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society to employ the law as a positive tool for enabling more people in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.



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