Prevention Justice

On #NWGHAAD, PWNers Assert and Celebrate #BodilyAutonomy

March 16, 2017: For National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (#NWGHAAD), PWNers from coast to coast hosted and participated in events, in person and online, raising awareness and educating our communities about HIV and its impact on women and girls and [...]

On #NWGHAAD, We Celebrate #BodilyAutonomy

March 10, 2017: Today is National Women & Girls HIV Awareness Day. In honor of the approximately 300,000 women living with HIV in the United States, please join Positive Women's Network - USA in asserting and celebrating the bodily autonomy of [...]

Five Weeks Until Huntsville! Register NOW for the HIV Is Not a Crime II National Training Academy

April 11, 2016: The HIV is Not a Crime II Training Academy will be held at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, May 17 – 20, 2016 – you can still register to be part of this transformative advocacy training experience! Join co-organizers PositiveWomen’s Network [...]

Key Constituencies Impacted by the HIV Epidemic Hold Counter Conference to Raise Issues Inadequately Addressed by National HIV Prevention Conference & National HIV/AIDS Strategy

**MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MON. 12/7 & TUES. 12/8** Contact: Suraj Madoori,  708-590-9806, smadoori@aidschicago.org or Jennie Smith-Camejo, 347-553-5174, jsmithcamejo@pwn-usa.org ATLANTA: This week, as representatives of multiple federal agencies and organizations working in HIV prevention and care convene in Atlanta for the [...]

Separating Science from Stigma Following the Charlie Sheen Disclosure

Charlie Sheen's public disclosure of his HIV status, while producing some of the predictable backlash and stigmatizing comments we have come to expect, has also presented a fantastic opportunity to educate the general public about the current science concerning HIV, [...]

“We Gonna Be Alright”: An HIV Activist at the 1st National Movement for Black Lives Convening

By Waheedah Shabazz-El, PWN-USA Director of Regional Organizing   Introduction Waheedah Shabazz-El. “Unapologetically Black” was a major theme amongst more than 1,500 Black activists and organizers in attendance at the 1st National Movement for Black Lives Convening, held [...]

"We Gonna Be Alright": An HIV Activist at the 1st National Movement for Black Lives Convening

By Waheedah Shabazz-El, PWN-USA Director of Regional Organizing   Introduction Waheedah Shabazz-El. “Unapologetically Black” was a major theme amongst more than 1,500 Black activists and organizers in attendance at the 1st National Movement for Black Lives Convening, held [...]

Updating the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Vote for the Recommendations Most Vital to Women with HIV!

Can you believe it's been almost FIVE YEARS since the first National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) was released in July 2010? The NHAS is a plan created under President Obama to comprehensively address the domestic HIV epidemic. The first NHAS included [...]

We Stand with Michael Johnson: HIV Is Not a Crime

HIV and Justice Organizations Stand with Michael Johnson and All Black Gay Men, and Condemn Laws Criminalizing HIV-Positive Status As organizations committed to human rights, social justice, and dignity for people living with and vulnerable to HIV, we release this [...]

PWN-USA Applauds Release of Daily HIV Prevention Pill Guidelines as Move Toward Sexual and Reproductive Rights

May 15, 2014 -- Yesterday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took a major step towards advancing sexual and reproductive health, rights, and choice, by releasing guidelines for the use of a daily HIV prevention pill: Truvada [...]

PWN-USA Survey Finds Violations of Sexual and Reproductive Rights of US WLHIV

This summer, as part of a project to assess the state of sexual and reproductive health and rights for women living with HIV in the US, PWN-USA launched a national survey. The survey was taken by nearly 200 women living [...]

Sneak Preview! Findings from a National Survey on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for US WLHIV

UNSPOKEN: Sexuality, Romance, and Reproductive Freedom for Women Living with HIV in the United States Findings from a National Survey by Positive Women’s Network – United States of America (PWN-USA) Summary: To better understand the current experiences of women living [...]

Tyler Perry’s “Temptation” and People Living with HIV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Waheedah Shabazz-El, Founding Member, iamshabazz@yahoo.com, (267) 231-2647 Sonia Rastogi, Communications Director, sbrastogi@gmail.com, (408) 306-6805 Tyler Perry's Temptation Sentences People with HIV to a Lifetime of Stigma and Isolation April 16, 2013, New York, NY – “Tyler [...]

Coalition of U.S. Women’s Health and HIV Advocates Call for Accelerated US Government Plan for Demonstrating Feasibility of PrEP for Women VOICE Results Underscore Need for Clear, US-Based PrEP Implementation Agenda

Read the U.S. Women and PrEP working group's position statement. Contact: Dazon Dixon Diallo, 404-932-7661, dddiallo@gmail.com Erika Aaron, 215-696-0640, erika.aaron@drexelmed.edu Kay Marshall, 347-249-6375, kay@avac.org Coalition of U.S. Women’s Health and HIV Advocates Call for Accelerated US Government Plan for Demonstrating [...]

2013-03-05T18:57:41+00:00 March 5th, 2013|Prevention Justice|0 Comments

Closing the Gaps for Women through Prevention: A Tremendous Victory to Uphold the Rights of Women and Girls Nationwide!

By Sonia Rastogi A ray of hope in the war on women came on August 1, 2011, when the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) officially adopted the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) guidelines recommending that HIV testing and contraception options [...]

National HIV Testing Day: Gods & Greeks in Black America: Engaging Non-traditional Partners in HIV Testing and Awareness

By Reverend Damon A. Powell, Ph.D. Recruitment and partnership with Black-American churches and sororities can serve as an aide in increasing HIV testing and awareness within Black-American communities. Although Black-American churches and sororities would appear to be strikingly different institutions [...]

2010-06-22T16:45:58+00:00 June 22nd, 2010|Prevention Justice|0 Comments