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02.10.21

Decriminalizing Sex Work in DC Is a Racial Justice Issue

By Cynthia Sun

Please join the O’Neill Institute and the Whitman-Walker Institute for this virtual event as part of Black History Month. The discussion will focus on sex worker rights as a racial justice issue, the history of sex work policing in DC, and findings and recommendations from the recent report, Improving Laws and Policies to Protect Sex Workers and Promote Health and […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

01.19.21

Most U.S. Health Plans Must Now Cover the Full Cost of PrEP, But More Than the Medication Is Needed for HIV Prevention

By O’Neill Institute

This expert column was written by Landon Myers and Sean Bland. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a medication that people at risk for HIV take to prevent HIV acquisition. When taken as prescribed, it is highly effective for preventing HIV acquisition. Despite its efficacy, PrEP uptake has been relatively low in the United States, in […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

12.09.20

Protecting DC Sex Workers and Promoting Health and Wellbeing: Report Launch

By Cynthia Sun

Please join the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Whitman-Walker Institute, and HIPS for the launch of a new report, Improving Laws and Policies to Protect Sex Workers and Promote Health and Wellbeing: A Report on Criminalization of Sex Work in the District of Columbia.  Date: December 17, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Time: 12:00 – […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

12.01.20

Could a Systems Approach be the Disruptor Needed in HIV Prevention?

By O’Neill Institute

This expert column was written by Charles Holmes, Sara M. Allinder, and Anna Carter.   Business as usual is not working in HIV prevention. The latest UNAIDS data from 2019 demonstrates that we are collectively failing to bring down the number of new infections globally. Despite tremendous gains in the number of people living with HIV […]

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11.30.20

HIV Policies In Most Countries Are Not Aligned With International Standards, Undermining Progress Against AIDS, New Report Shows

By Cynthia Sun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 30, 2020 Washington, DC — With the global AIDS response set to miss 2020 targets and COVID-19 threatening to derail progress, a new report today shows that many countries have not adopted key policies needed to take advantage of scientific breakthroughs in HIV. The science of HIV has never been better, […]

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11.23.20

Decriminalization Is Critical to Protecting Marginalized People and Creating a Healthier World: Lessons from HIV and COVID-19

By Cynthia Sun

In recognition of World AIDS Day, please join O’Neill Institute Senior Associate Sean Bland, JD, for a discussion about the need to adopt decriminalization approaches to protect marginalized people and improve health. This will include on a presentation on criminalization of health statuses like HIV status and COVID-19 status, as well as criminalization of sex […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

10.20.20

Leading the COVID-19 Vaccination Response: Lessons Learned from the Smallpox Eradication Campaign

By O’Neill Institute

This expert column was written by Adi Radhakrishnan.  With more than 40 million known cases worldwide, and many countries already experiencing a second surge, the global recovery from COVID-19 still appears far away. Experts recently forecast that that the full course of the pandemic will likely run for two years and will only subside if […]

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07.28.20

Who Bears the Burden?: How Current HCV Elimination Efforts Are Likely to Exacerbate the Existing HCV Burden on Vulnerable LGBT and Immigrant Populations

By O’Neill Institute

This article was written by Prashasti Bhatnagar, JD/MPH candidate at Georgetown University Law Center/Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. INTRODUCTION Hepatitis C is one of the most common blood-borne infections in the United States; about 3.5 million persons are estimated to be chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in the nation. Health […]

Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

07.13.20

Reflections on the History of Contact Tracing

By Sean Bland

Contact tracing is essential to preventing the spread of COVID-19. I previously wrote a blog post about the release of an O’Neill Institute brief, Quick Take: HIV Lessons for COVID-19 Contact Tracing. While the brief provides recommendations for what to do and not to do in responding to the COVID-19 crisis, I thought it would […]

Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases

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