HIV/AIDS

Applying human rights in the HIV/AIDS response, I have long studied human rights advancements in HIV treatment, prevention, and cure policy. From the right to informed consent during HIV experimentation, my research on the right to health has analyzed the role of human rights litigation as a means to HIV treatment, studied HIV prevention through collective rights to public health, examined the right to health in framing HIV treatment protocols, and investigated rights-based global governance as a basis for realizing access to a prospective HIV cure.
PublicationsPresentationsPublic Engagement
Infectious diseases in the New Millennium: Legal and Ethical Challenges
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Mar 2020
Rights-Based Approaches to Preventing, Detecting, and Responding to Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Health & Human Rights
Public Engagement
Nov 2017
Advancing the Right to Health in the AIDS Response: An Evolving Movement and an Uncertain Future
Ethical, Legal and Policy Challenges in HIV Research with Key Populations, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
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Jun 2016
Creating Synergy in Human Rights Work and Health Research
Red Tie Affair, GlobeMed, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Nov 2015
How the Human Right to Health Catalyzed the Global HIV/AIDS Response
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Nov 2015
Big Pharma, Patents & Public Policy: Essential Medicines & Human Rights
Journal of the International AIDS Society
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Nov 2015
Employing Human Rights Frameworks to Realize Access to an HIV Cure
Health and Human Rights: An International Journal
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May 2015
Evolving Human Rights and the Science of Antiretroviral Medicine
International Conference on Stigma, Washington, DC
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Nov 2014
The Evolution of Human Rights in the Global HIV/AIDS Response
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
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Nov 2014
The Pan American Health Organization & the Mainstreaming of Human Rights in Regional Health Governance
Unintended and Intended Implications of HIV Cure: A Social and Ethical Analysis, Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland
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May 2014
Employing Human Rights Frameworks to Define Government Obligations, Allocate Scarce Resources, and Engage Civil Society in Realizing Access to an HIV Cure
Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
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Oct 2013
Rights-Based Indicators Regarding Non-Discrimination and Equity in Access to Water and Sanitation
Heels in the Field Lecture Series, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Mar 2013
Human Rights in Global Health: From HIV Drugs to Clean Water
Public Health Ethics
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Dec 2012
Conceptualizing a Human Right to Prevention in Global HIV/AIDS Policy
Global Health & Innovation Conference, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
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Apr 2011
Collective Rights to HIV Prevention: Human Rights for the Public’s Health
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Apr 2011
Big Pharma, Patents, and AIDS Policy: The Intersection of Essential Medicines and Human Rights
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
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Apr 2011
Right to Health Litigation and HIV/AIDS Policy
Center for Infectious Diseases and Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Feb 2011
A Rights-Based Approach to Global HIV Prevention Policy
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado
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Nov 2010
Is Access to Medicines All We Got?: Conceptualizing a Human Right to HIV Prevention Systems in Global Health Policy
Using Law, Policy, and Research to Improve the Public’s Health, Atlanta, Georgia
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Sep 2010
Global HIV/AIDS Laws and Policies: An Imperative for Prevention
AIDS 2010, Vienna, Austria
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Jul 2010
Strengthening Structures for HIV Prevention Research: National Policy Guidelines for Research Oversight and Administration
GlobeMed and Student Global Health Committee World AIDS Day Panel, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Nov 2009
HIV and Human Rights
Health Policy in a Global Context, Columbia University, New York, New York
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Nov 2008
Human Rights, Harm Reduction, and HIV Prevention Among Intravenous Drug Users
Berkley Journal of International Law
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Dec 2002
International Protection of Persons Undergoing Medical Experimentation: Protecting the Right of Informed Consent