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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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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