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Awareness of New Jersey HIV exposure law is not associated with reduced sexual risk behavior, study shows

A New Jersey law requiring individuals with HIV to disclose their HIV-positive status to their sexual partners does not appear to be an effective HIV prevention intervention, according to a study published online on September 20 in the American Journal of Public Health.

Public Health Law Research Program Funds 15 New Studies

The public health effects of laws  on issues such as food safety, the health impacts of local power plants, youth concussions, and monitoring prescription drug use and access will be investigated through 15 new research projects  funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program.

The grants announced today total more than $2 million. They include short-term studies of specific laws or regulations, long-term evaluations and time-sensitive studies, and legal datasets. 

JHPPL Call for PHLR Papers Submission Deadline: March 15, 2012

The Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law invites submissions of papers for a special issue on public health law research (PHLR) planned for early 2013. The journal will accept five to seven papers to run in this issue after undergoing peer review. 

 

Eligible Papers

Papers must address a topic in public health law—defined as the relation of law and legal practices to population health—and fit one or more of the following descriptions:

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