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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.