Upcoming, Feb. 6 – Drug Use and HIV: A Tale of Toxic Law


HIV/AIDS Policy Grand Rounds: Drug Use and HIV: A Tale of Toxic Law

In the wake of the HIV epidemic, legal and policy tools became critical in combatting the epidemic. The HIV/AIDS Policy Grand Rounds is an interdisciplinary series of workshops designed to explore the history, application, and current debates in the use of structural, human rights, biomedical, and public health approaches to combat the epidemic. Each workshop consists of a faculty presentation followed by comments by an invited expert and an open discussion.

The third workshop in the series will focus on the role of drug policy as a driver of the HIV epidemic among injection drug users. Leo Beletsky (Asst. Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Northeastern University School of Law and Bouvé College of Health Sciences) who will be joined by guest expert Robert Heimer (Professor, Yale School of Public Health). The speakers will will explore the interface of drug policy, HIV risk and human rights, with special focus on the role of law and law enforcement in fueling the epidemic in the US and Eastern Europe.

What: HIV/AIDS Policy Grand Rounds: Drug Use and HIV: A Tale of Toxic Law

When: Wednesday Feb 6 at noon; The workshop will run 90-100 minutes.

Where: 250 Dockser Hall, Northeastern University School of Law, 400 Huntington Ave.

Lunch will be served.

To assure an adequate food order, please RSVP by Feb. 5 by emailing Sue Council at s.council@neu.edu with “Grand Rounds” in the subject.

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