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11.14.16

Aligning Criminal Law With Modern Medicine: Ohio Supreme Court to Review HIV Criminal Statute

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Hayley Scheer. Hayley is an LL.M. candidate in Global Health Law and International Institutions at Georgetown University Law Center. She is currently an extern at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to hns13@georgetown.edu. The Ohio Supreme Court recently […]

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10.20.16

amfAR Report Makes Recommendations for Health Plans and Health Care Purchasers to Support Efforts to Curb the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.

By Sean Bland

On October 13, 2016, amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, released a new report, “Curbing the HIV Epidemic by Supporting Effective Engagement in HIV Care: Recommendations for Health Plans and Health Care Purchasers,” which highlights the critical role of health plans and health care purchasers, including Medicaid and Medicare programs, marketplaces, and employers, in moving […]

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08.12.16

Global Implementation of PrEP: The Importance of Addressing Social and Structural Barriers – Part 2

By Sean Bland

I have previously written about the global implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and how important it is to remove social and structural barriers to PrEP. On Tuesday, I drew attention to France and its challenges in viewing itself as a color-blind society and addressing the needs of migrants and communities of color. Today I am […]

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08.09.16

Global Implementation of PrEP: The Importance of Addressing Social and Structural Barriers

By Sean Bland

Global implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a pill taken to prevent HIV infection, has made major strides in the last year. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first approved Truvada for daily oral PrEP in July 2012, but no other country approved PrEP in the subsequent three years. In November 2015, France became the second […]

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06.10.16

WHY THE FULL DECRIMINALIZATION OF SEX WORK IS IMPORTANT FOR ADDRESSING THE GLOBAL HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC

By Sean Bland

On May 25, 2016, Amnesty International released its long-awaited policy and supporting research in support of the decriminalization of sex work. The policy was based on evidence that the criminalization of sex work often makes sex workers less safe and provides impunity for abusers because sex workers are often too scared of being penalized to […]

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04.05.16

The Importance of Knowing the History of HIV and AIDS

By Sean Bland

            Hillary Clinton generated controversy last month when she praised Ronald and Nancy Reagan for starting a national conversation about HIV and AIDS. Clinton quickly issued a statement apologizing for her mistake about the Reagans’ record and later published an expanded response. She acknowledged not only how mistaken she was, […]

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02.09.16

President’s Budget Proposes $20 Million Pilot Program to Increase Access to PrEP

By Sean Bland

In his final State of the Union Address, President Obama told Congress, “Right now, we are on track to end the scourge of HIV/AIDS, and we have the capacity to accomplish the same thing with malaria — something I’ll be pushing this Congress to fund this year.” HIV experts applauded the President’s elevation of HIV/AIDS […]

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01.06.16

HIV and Medical Bills: The Importance of the Affordable Care Act and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

By Sean Bland

Yesterday, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times reported on a recent survey of the problems Americans face with medical bills. The survey, conducted by The New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation, shows a cascade of financial troubles due to many individuals and households paying substantial medical bills. In the survey, 20 percent […]

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12.01.15

WORLD AIDS DAY: SPOTLIGHT ON PREP FOR HIV PREVENTION

By Sean Bland

December 1 marks World AIDS Day.  This day is an opportunity not only to support and advocate for the more than 1.2 million people who are currently living with HIV and AIDS in the United States, but also to spotlight the need for preventing new HIV infections.  There have been approximately 50,000 new HIV infections […]

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11.13.15

France puts an end to discriminatory ban for gay blood donation

By Fernanda Alonso

By Bruno Ramdjee and Fernanda Alonso In December of last year, an FDA advisory panel met to discuss whether or not the federal government should reverse its policy banning gay men from donating blood. If the FDA had lifted the ban, gay men would have been allowed togive blood if they abstained from sexual encounters with […]

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