The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

HIV/AIDS in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Historical Trends and Policies for the Future

Forum held on December 1, 2004

HIV/AIDS policy needs to be re-evaluated based on the latest research, data, and changing nature of the disease. This forum highlighted the issue brief which examined changes in: the affected population, public and private funding, available treatment, and prevention strategies. John Orwat from Brandeis University’s Schneider Institute for Health Policy presented the research and was followed by a panel discussion including: Kevin Cranston, Acting Director, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Professor Anita Raj, Boston University School of Public Health, and Dr. Michael Wong, Harvard Medical School. The moderator was Ralph Fuccillo, President of AIDS Action.   

Issue Brief

Conference Findings

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