PWN-USA Communications

We Need One More "No" Vote to Save the ACA. ALL HANDS ON DECK!

Thursday, Sept. 21 ISSUE: It’s now or never. Senate Republicans have just over a week to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and the devastating Graham-Cassidy proposal is gaining steam, even though it will do exactly what previous repeal bills would [...]

Our Resistance Recess Toolkit Has Lots of Ideas and Resources to Take Action This August Recess!

August 8: We did it! Through people power, we killed the efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act! At least for now, and just by one vote. We have lots of work ahead of us. All members of Congress are home for the August [...]

Young Women Living with HIV Deserve Support and Leadership Roles in HIV Community

PWN-USA Statement for National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day APRIL 8, 2016: Young women living with HIV have unique needs that often go unaddressed. HIV stigma, discrimination, ageism, complexities of treatment regimens, and economic challenges present a unique set of barriers to [...]

Present a Session at the PWN-USA SPEAK UP! Summit

March 31, 2016: Positive Women’s Network – USA (PWN-USA) is thrilled to announce our call for session proposals for SPEAK UP! A National Leadership Summit for Women Living with HIV 2016. We invite proposals for various types of sessions (affinity groups, [...]

Groundbreaking Report Identifies Unique Needs of Women Living with HIV, Challenges to Engagement in Care

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** Contact: Jennie Smith-Camejo,, 347-553-5174  March 10, 2016 - “What would improve your ability to stay in care?” That is the fundamental question 14 researchers, all women living with HIV, asked 180 participants from seven different geographic areas [...]

President’s Budget Affirms Commitment to HIV but Raises Concerns for Women and Youth

FEBRUARY 12, 2016: President Obama released the final budget of his presidency this week. While several components of his proposed budget offer good news for women living with and vulnerable to HIV, Positive Women’s Network – USA (PWN-USA) remains concerned [...]

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, [...]

HIV Is Not a Crime: Images, Perspectives and Strategies from the Grinnell Gathering

Inclusion. Collaboration. Conflict resolution. Restorative justice. Nuance. Challenge. Coalition. Rage. Healing. Power. There was an energy in Grinnell, Iowa, last week as more than 150 dedicated advocates gathered for HIV Is Not a Crime: The Grinnell Gathering, from June 2-5, [...]

Healing in Order to Treat: Addressing Violence and Trauma to Improve Health Outcomes for Women With HIV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Olivia Ford, / 510.333.4262 New York City, March 10, 2014 – Today, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Positive Women's Network - United States of America (PWN-USA) is Sharing Knowledge and Taking Action to [...]

From Recommendations to Action: Community Leaders Encourage Movement on Federal Goals Addressing Trauma, Violence, Women and HIV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Olivia Ford, 510.681.1169 February 14, 2014, Washington, D.C. -- This Valentine’s Day, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy showed their love for women by formally launching the recommendations report of the Interagency Federal [...]

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PWN-USA’s 2014 – 2016 Strategic Plan

Every day, PWN-USA inspires, informs and mobilizes women living with HIV to advocate for changes that improve our lives and uphold our rights.  In 2013, we went through an extensive strategic planning process and listened to hundreds of stakeholders.  Over [...]

PWN-USA Applauds Release of White House Recommendations to Address HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

PWN-USA Applauds Release of White House Recommendations to Address HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities September 6, 2013, New Orleans, LA -- Today, the Interagency Federal Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women [...]

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Waheedah Shabazz-El, Founding Member,, (267) 231-2647 Sonia Rastogi, Communications Director,, (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 [...]

This Valentine’s Day, Show Your Love! End Violence Against Women & Girls

PWN-USA stands with One Billion Rising Contact: Sonia Rastogi, PWN-USA Communications Coordinator 408.306.6805 // February 14, 2013 - New York, NY This Valentine's Day, Positive Women's Network - United States of America (PWN-USA) shows our love for women by [...]