About the Project

The District of Columbia has the highest rate of new AIDS cases in the country. DC Appleseed issues an annual report card that assesses the District’s progress in tackling the city’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. DC Appleseed started this practice after issuing a groundbreaking report in 2005 that provided a systemic analysis of the District government’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and made specific recommendations for improvement. In addition to the report card, DC Appleseed has been a lead since 2004 in the DC Syringe Access Working Group, convened by the Washington AIDS Partnership to address policy challenges regarding syringe access and complementary services in the District of Columbia. We are now partnering with the Department of Health to issue a plan to “End the Epidemic” in the District.

Project Staff and Partners

Staff Contact: Chris Laskowski and Amber Rieke

Pro Bono Partners: Hogan Lovells US LLP and Paul, Weiss

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