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PWN-USA Colorado Leads Successful Effort to Repeal HIV Criminalization Statutes

Photo credit: Victoria Law; from thebody.com May 13, 2016: A Colorado team known as the "CO Mod Squad," led by PWN-USA Colorado, in partnership with the Colorado Organizations Responding to AIDS (CORA) and the Colorado Department of Public Health, [...]

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, jsmithcamejo@pwn-usa.org, 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 [...]

The Epidemic Among Black Women Requires More than Rhetoric

PWN-USA Statement for National Black HIV Awareness Day by Vanessa Johnson and Waheedah Shabazz-El Black Americans have endured an exceptionally brutal history which complicates our present and challenges our future. Torn from our native land--the continent that gave birth to humankind--we have [...]

National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Federal Action Plan Are Inadequate!

Both documents represent missed opportunities to fully address the HIV epidemic in the U.S. As researchers, government officials, policy experts and advocates gather for the National HIV Prevention Conference, a diverse coalition of networks of people living with HIV (PLHIV), [...]

2017-12-01T15:44:02+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

Reproductive Rights Must Be Part of Our Battle

Positive Women’s Network - USA Statement on World AIDS Day 2015 Dec 1, 2015 - Just four days ago, an atrocious act of terror was perpetrated against Planned Parenthood, an essential source of healthcare for working and low-income women, men [...]

PWN-USA Welcomes 6 New Members to Its Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The new PWN-USA Board of Directors, September 2015 Contact: Naina Khanna, nkhanna@pwn-usa.org / 510-681-1169 September 1, 2015 - Positive Women's Network - USA (PWN-USA), the premier voice of women with HIV in the US, is [...]

2017-12-01T16:19:34+00:00 September 1st, 2015|HIV epidemic, Leadership stories|0 Comments

“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 [...]

PWN-USA Salutes Progress and Identifies Opportunities for Women in the New National HIV/AIDS Strategy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Olivia Ford, oford@pwn-usa.org / 347-553-5174 July 31, 2015 –Yesterday, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) unveiled the newest version of the US National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS, or Strategy), updated to 2020. Positive Women’s Network – [...]

Economic Violence in Post-Katrina New Orleans: Reflections from “Breaking the Silence: A New Orleans Town Hall Hearing on Women of Color,” Part One

By Penny DeNoble I have been incredibly excited about making my transition to New Orleans, as I had become really homesick over the last year and a half, desiring to return to the City of my birth. There is something [...]

2015-07-14T10:59:29+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Economic Justice, human rights, Uncategorized, Violence|1 Comment

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 [...]

PWN-USA Teams with Healthcare Providers to Release New Model for Trauma-Informed Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Olivia Ford – oford@pwn-usa.org – 347.553.5174 May 6, 2015 – Today, Positive Women’s Network – USA (PWN-USA), a national membership body of women with HIV, is proud to announce the release of a new model for [...]

Positive Women’s Network – USA Releases Recommendations for the Next US National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Women with HIV Demand a Minimum Standard of Care, Bold New Initiatives to Ensure High-Quality Services for Black Women and Transgender Women of Color   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Olivia Ford, oford.pwnusa@gmail.com / 347.553.5174 April 13, 2015 – Washington, DC [...]

Women with HIV Must Be a Priority in the Next US National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Download a PDF version of this document. The next National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) must include factors vital to the survival and well-being of women living with HIV. Women continue to account for nearly a third of the estimated 1.2 million [...]

Advancing Collaborative and Shared Leadership and Participation Inclusive of Women Living with HIV

Remarks Delivered at the White House’s National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event, “Stepping Out of the Shadows: HIV & Violence against Women and Girls” By Vanessa Johnson, PWN-USA National Training and Leadership Director Vanessa Johnson, JD. [...]

Stepping Up Commitment: Women and Girls Living with HIV Must Matter Every Day of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Olivia Ford, oford.pwnusa@gmail.com / 347.553.5174  March 10, 2015 – Each year, on March 10, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is observed in the US. But at Positive Women’s Network – USA (PWN-USA), a [...]

White Paper Shows Key Gaps in the Affordable Care Act and Opportunities for the Ryan White Program to Provide Healthcare for Women with HIV

Download the full report (PDF) Download a one-page summary of the report (PDF) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Nerissa Irizarry, Positive Women’s Network-USA - nerissa.pwnusa@gmail.com Melanie Medalle, SisterLove, Inc. - mmedalle@sisterlove.org Ariel Tazkargy, National Women’s Health Network - atazkargy@nwhn.org March 10, 2015 - March [...]

I'm Feelin' Like a Criminal: Why the Law Won’t Stop the Spread of HIV

By Loren Jones, PWN-USA Board Member Loren Jones. Some of us, due to our chance assignment from birth to certain races, genders, and classes, have pretty much been outlaws all our lives. And now, here we go; another [...]

I’m Feelin’ Like a Criminal: Why the Law Won’t Stop the Spread of HIV

By Loren Jones, PWN-USA Board Member Loren Jones. Some of us, due to our chance assignment from birth to certain races, genders, and classes, have pretty much been outlaws all our lives. And now, here we go; another [...]

Bringing Visibility to Same-Gender-Loving Women This National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Penny DeNoble, PWN-USA Member Penny DeNoble. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, is the 10th annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. As social, community, and government groups across the nation prepare to bring awareness to the susceptibility that [...]

Do All Black Lives Matter?

On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Amplifying the Voices of Women, Youth, and Transgender Women FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Olivia Ford, oford.pwnusa@gmail.com / 347.553.5174 February 7, 2015 – This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), Black women remain 20 times [...]

Services for Women and Youth with HIV Gutted Yet Again!

PWN-USA Responds to the President's Budget Proposal to Eliminate Ryan White Part D FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Olivia Ford, oford.pwnusa@gmail.com / 347.553.5174 February 3, 2015 – Brooklyn, NY – This Groundhog Day, the forecast for women with HIV looks bleak. [...]