A New Film on HIV Criminalization

By Scott Burris

A new documentary from the HIV Justice Network gets the views of researchers on the impact of HIV criminalization.  Call it Evidencer-Based film-making.  It premiered last night at the US Conference on HIV and can be seen here. made by Edwin Bernard and Nick Feustel, it captures the issues and what we know in 30 minutes of interviews with some excellent researchers.

On a personal note: sometimes, you know, people who are, you know, being filmed at, you know, the end of the day are, you know, not always as eloquent as, you know, they would like.

Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research

Based at the Temple University Beasley School of Law, the Center for Public Health Law Research supports the widespread adoption of scientific tools and methods for mapping and evaluating the impact of law on health. It works by developing and teaching public health law research and legal epidemiology methods (including legal mapping and policy surveillance); researching laws and policies that improve health, increase access to care, and create or remove barriers to health (e.g., laws or policies that create or remove inequity); and communicating and disseminating evidence to facilitate innovation.

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