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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

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

09.07.18

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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06.29.18

The Modernization of North Carolina’s HIV Criminal Laws and Its Consequences

By Sean Bland

On January 1, 2018, a new rule took effect in North Carolina that modernized the state’s HIV control measures. Although there is no specific HIV-related criminal statute in North Carolina, the North Carolina Commission for Public Health is authorized to adopt rules that prescribe control measures for communicable diseases and conditions, including control measures for […]

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