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March 27, 2014 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2013-2014
Wasserstein Hall 1019
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

VIDEO: Aziza Ahmed, Welcome and Introductions
VIDEO: Felix Lopez, Director of the Legal Department, GMHC
VIDEO: Jason Cianciotto, Director of the Public Policy Department, GMHC
VIDEO: I. Glenn Cohen, Faculty Co-Director of the Petrie-Flom Center
VIDEO: Audience Q & A

More than 30 years have passed since AIDS first appeared in the United States. Today the CDC estimates that 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS, and each year 50,000 Americans are newly diagnosed. Despite great strides in education, awareness, prevention, and treatment, people affected by HIV/AIDS still face significant discrimination, including unequal treatment under the law. This panel explored some of the legal barriers faced by people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States, including FDA's ban on men who have sex with men donating blood and laws criminalizing HIV transmission. Panelists were:

  • Felix Lopez, Director of the Legal Department, GMHC
  • Jason Cianciotto, Director of the Public Policy Department, GMHC
  • I. Glenn Cohen, Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
  • Moderator: Aziza Ahmed, Visiting Scholar, Petrie-Flom Center; Associate Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

For questions, contact petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu or 617-496-4662.

This event was cosponsored by Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC). Founded in New York in 1981, GMHC is one of the world’s first and leading providers of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and advocacy. 

Videos

VIDEO: Aziza Ahmed, Welcome and Introductions
VIDEO: Felix Lopez, Director of the Legal Department, GMHC
VIDEO: Jason Cianciotto, Director of the Public Policy Department, GMHC
VIDEO: I. Glenn Cohen, Faculty Co-Director of the Petrie-Flom Center
VIDEO: Audience Q & A

Tags

bioethics   health law policy   hivaids   i. glenn cohen   public health