Current Projects
(as of Summer 2004)

UNIVERSITIES & TREATMENT ACCESS.
For more information about our ongoing work related to research universities' technology transfer (patenting and licensing) policies and the facilitation of treatment access, please check out our page devoted to universities & treatment access.

BAYH-DOLE "MARCH IN" ACTION.
For more information about this new project, please contact david.scales@yale.edu. Also, visit http://www.essentialinventions.org.

CT PRISON REFORM & TREATMENT ACCESS.
For more information about this project, visit the Prison Health Initiative website. Contact sanjay.basu@yale.edu with questions. The prison reform working group recently published an editorial in the Hartford Courant, available at http://www.ctnow.com. More information will soon be available about the group's recently approved project aimed as Hep/HIV reduction.

Past Projects

EDITORIALS, TEACH-INS, and TRAININGS.
See our page devoted to additional resources.

BUSH / FUNDING CAMPAIGN.
Waged campaign to promote funding for HIV/AIDS when President Bush came to the Yale campus during graduation '01.
A letter signed by members of Yale University faculty and student body was delivered to President Bush during his visit.
Letter to Bush from Yale Faculty and Students
Related Press Release
Poster/Hand Out
Coverage by the Yale Daily News, 5/22/01

TAC / SOUTH AFRICA CAMPAIGN.
Organized a petition in support of South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign's bid for treatment to prevent mother to child transmission (MTCT) of HIV/AIDS.
"We, the undersigned, write to ask the South African government to take action in the struggle against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Access to antiretroviral medications is a human right. These medicines have been shown to dramatically decrease transmission of HIV to children. Respected medical bodies worldwide - including the World Health Organization - recognize that the benefit of access to this medication for prevention of HIV transmission greatly outweighs potential risks. We stand in solidarity with the Treatment Access Campaign’s legal action to guarantee access to HIV preventive therapy for pregnant women and infants as part of a comprehensive program for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. We urge you to immediately end the court case that has been brought against you by committing to programs to prevent vertical transmission of HIV in all government health facilities that offer antenatal care. Unless action is taken with all possible speed, millions will continue to needlessly die. Neither conscience nor common sense permits a delay in the full-scale implementation of programs to stop the spread the spread of HIV or treat those already living with the virus."
Petition
Letter to South African government regarding national treatment - published in Yale Daily News