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University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

HIV-AIDS: Issues in Treatment, Stigma, and Policy Symposium

A statewide symposium, HIV-AIDS: Issues in Treatment, Stigma, and Policy, sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Law/Psychology Program, UNL Psychology Department and the Public Policy Center, was held April 22-24, 1999.

The symposium took an interdisciplinary approach to the investigation of three closely related issues: life-sustaining treatment for persons with HIV-AIDS; the stigma of HIV-AIDS; and public policies intended to live with-or be protected from acquiring-HIV-AIDS.

The symposium presented a variety of approaches that explore the ways in which the stigma associated with HIV has had an impact on public policy and access to treatment from the perspective of the biomedical, behavioral science, and legal professions, as well as more practical, experiential aspects of public policy. Topics included Medical and Social Perspectives on Adherence Issues; Using Law to Assist Persons with HIV-AIDS; Stigma: A Barrier to Successful Treatment and Policy Interventions; Special Populations and Problems; and Research and Policy.

Symposium Speakers:

Sue Crumpton
Nebraska AIDS Project
Mary Fran Flood, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dept. of Psychology
Solomon M. Fulero, J.D., Ph.D.
Sinclair College
 Gregory M. Herek, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
Jane Goodman-Delahunty, J.D., Ph.D.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Patricia O’Connor, Ph.D.
The Sage Colleges
Clifford R. O’Donnell, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii
Marcela Raffaelli
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dept.of Psychology and
Institute for Ethnic Studies
Mike Shriver
AIDS Policy Research Center,
University of California, San Francisco
Susan Swindells, M.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
James Werth, Jr., Ph.D.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Law/Psychology Program
David B. Wexler, J.D.
University of Arizona Law School and
University of Puerto Rico
Brian Wilcox, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Center on Children, Families, and the Law

Related Sites:

International Network on Therapeutic Jurisprudence
National Rural Health Association
Nebraska AIDS Project
University of California, San Francisco AIDS Research Institute

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