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Tag Archives: HIV/AIDS

05.01.18

Protecting Privacy and Confidentiality for People Living with HIV

By Sean Bland

The right to privacy and confidentiality for health information is deeply rooted in American history and tradition and in federal and state law. People living with HIV also have special concerns in keeping their health information private. These individuals have long faced harassment, discrimination, and stigma from society because of their HIV infection, and they […]

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04.19.18

NMAC Releases Blueprint for HIV Biomedical Prevention Part II

By Sean Bland

Over the past two years, the O’Neill Institute has been working in partnership with NMAC to examine the status of biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation in the United States. The focus of this work has been to explore how to bring the promise of biomedical HIV prevention to all communities highly impacted by HIV […]

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03.27.18

New O’Neill Institute Report on HIV Prevention Released in Advance of AIDSWatch

By Sean Bland

AIDSWatch 2018 is March 26 and 27. AIDSWatch is the nation’s largest annual constituent-based national HIV/AIDS advocacy event, bringing together hundreds of people living with HIV and their allies to meet with members of Congress and to educate them about the important issues at state for people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. In […]

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03.02.18

Supporting College Students Living with HIV: A New Resource

By Sean Bland

Young people heading off to college face a multitude of unknowns: Am I ready? Will I find friends? How will I handle the course load? Incoming college students living with HIV are faced with additional, complex questions that can make the transition even more difficult: How and where can I access medical care? Who do […]

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01.17.18

THE WILLIAMS INSTITUTE RELEASES FIRST-EVER REPORT OF HIV CRIMINALIZATION IN GEORGIA

By Sean Bland

On January 10, 2018, the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law released the first-ever report of HIV criminalization in the US state of Georgia. The report follows previous studies examining available data on all arrests or prosecutions resulting from enforcement of HIV criminalization laws in a single jurisdiction. These studies have been conducted to […]

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01.02.18

With or without an advisory council, President Trump will be judged on whether he moves us closer to ending the HIV epidemic

By O’Neill Institute

In recent days, the Trump Administration has created an uproar with its abrupt decision to dismiss all members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).  This is a troubling development, but one that has the potential to distract us from what matters: working collectively to end the HIV epidemic in the United States and […]

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11.27.17

This World AIDS Day Might Feel Different — And It Should

By Jeffrey Crowley

As the former director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy where I helped launch the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy to combat the domestic HIV epidemic, I’m often invited to give talks to a variety of groups.  I primarily address issues related to the domestic landscape of HIV and I do that […]

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11.14.17

The Opioid Crisis and HIV

By Sean Bland

President Trump recently declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Advocates and physician groups say this is a first step in increasing awareness about the opioid crisis and looking at the causes of the epidemic directly, but significantly more needs to be done. The opioid crisis has impacted cities and communities across the nation, […]

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10.30.17

Recent HIV Updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

By Sean Bland

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines the goals of its HIV prevention efforts in the United States to be preventing new HIV infections, improving health outcomes for persons living with HIV, reducing HIV-related disparities and health inequities, and continually improving the effectiveness and efficacy of operations. These goals are reflected in the […]

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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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