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  1. Charlie Sheen HIV Status Announcement Provides Teachable Moments

    Tuesday's announcement by Charlie Sheen regarding his HIV status garnered much media attention. As disappointing as the sensationalism around that has been, it also provided a national spotlight and a  "teachable moment" on the issues that ...

    admin - 11/20/2015 4:22pm

  2. Confidentiality, Third-Party Billing, & the Insurance Claims Process: Implications for Title X, Abigail English, Robin Summers, Julie Lewis, and Clare Coleman, The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) (2015)

    Tthe National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) issued this important white paper to address a complex question of major current concern- how to provide confidential health care services for individuals with health insurance wi ...

    admin - 9/20/2017 11:49am

  3. From Sickness to Badness: The Criminalization of HIV in Michigan, Trevor Hoppe, Social Science & Medicine (2013)

    This article follows the development of the “criminalization of sickness” through “moralizing narratives of HIV infection that serve to construct HIV as a form of badness deserving of legal intervention and, thus, social control.” Through a case study of ...

    admin - 7/14/2014 10:55am

  4. “Notify Your Partners – It’s the Law”: HIV Providers and Mandatory Disclosure, Bronwen Lichtenstein, PhD, Kathryn Whetten, PhD, and Casey Rubenstein, MSW, Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (2013)

    This study examines HIV counseling practices in Alabama and North Carolina – states with different HIV control laws but similar HIV epidemiology. Both states require mandatory disclosure, but North Carolina’s public health code features an additional seve ...

    admin - 5/6/2018 12:08pm

  5. State Policies in Brief: Minors' Access to STI Services, the Guttmacher Institute, 2013

    This reference sheet provides a basic review of relevant laws granting minors authority to consent to STI services and HIV testing and treatment in all 50 states. It also designates the states in which confidentiality protections are afforded to minors se ...

    admin - 10/22/2013 12:10pm

  6. State Policies in Brief: Minors' Access to Contraceptive Services, the Guttmacher Institute, 2013

    This state-by-state reference sheet provides the relevant laws granting minors authority to consent to contraceptive services. According to the report, 46 states and the District of Columbia explicitly permit minors to consent to contraceptive services, t ...

    admin - 10/22/2013 12:10pm

  7. Ending overly broad criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure, exposure and transmission: Critical scientific, medical and legal considerations, UNAIDS (2013)

    This publication of UNAIDS supplements their 2008 report Policy Brief on criminalisation of HIV transmission, which analyzed the use of the criminal law against HIV positive defendants across the globe, and made recommendations about reducing these prosec ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 6/15/2017 11:09am

  8. Participant Observation at a Youth HIV Conference, Rena Greifinger et al., Qualitative Social Work (2013)

    This study sets forth the findings of participant observers at the One Love Project, a five-day conference for young people living with HIV and their allies from across the country. Observers – including the Founding Director of the One Love Project, a cl ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 9/29/2019 12:24pm

  9. Nondisclosure Prosecutions and HIV Prevention: Results From an Ottawa-Based Gay Men’s Sex Survey, Patrick O’Byrne, Alyssa Bryan, Cory Woodyatt, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (2012)

    This study examines the validity of the Supreme Court of Canada's claim that criminal prosecution of nondisclosure of HIV status would not undermine HIV prevention. In fact, the study found that "nondisclosure prosecutions likely undermine HIV p ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 10/8/2013 5:30pm

  10. New York City’s Initiatives on Diabetes and HIV/AIDS: Implications for Patient Care, Public Health, and Medical Professionalism, Janlori Goldman et al., Am. J. Public Health (2008)

    (The following summary is excerpted in part from the article's abstract): "Two recent [at article's publication] New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene initiatives expanded the mission and scope of public health, with implica ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 8/10/2019 3:56pm

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