New Tool Tracks HIV-Related Laws, Policies In Effort To Improve Transparency, Global Response
Georgetown University O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law: New HIV Policy Lab uses law and policy data in the HIV response
“Despite decades of scientific advance in the HIV response, progress remains uneven, with some countries rapidly reducing AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections and others seeing increasing epidemics. Laws and policies are driving a significant part of that divergence. Launched [Tuesday], the HIV Policy Lab is a unique initiative to gather and monitor HIV-related laws and policies around the world. … The HIV Policy Lab is a data visualization and comparison tool that tracks national policy across 33 different indicators in 194 countries around the world, giving a measure of the policy environment. The goal is to improve transparency, the ability to understand and use the information easily and the ability to compare countries, supporting governments to learn from their neighbors, civil society to increase accountability, and researchers to study the impact of laws and policies on the HIV pandemic. … The HIV Policy Lab is a collaboration between Georgetown University and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, UNAIDS, the Global Network of People Living with HIV and Talus Analytics” (9/29).