Can you believe it's been almost FIVE YEARS since the first National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) was released in July 2010?
Today, Positive Womens Network -- USA (PWN-USA), a national membership body of women with HIV, is proud to announce the release of a new model for bringing trauma awareness and healing into primary healthcare settings. The conceptual framework, developed in partnership with University of California -- San Francisco (UCSF) clinician-researchers, provides a practical guide to help providers incorporate trauma-informed care into clinical practice.
The next National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) must include factors vital to the survival and well-being of women living with HIV, according to Positive Women's Network - USA (PWN-USA), a national membership organization representing women living with HIV.
Today I write this with a heavy heart.
When I was diagnosed HIV positive in March of 2013 I very quickly learned how little services there are available to HIV-positive women. The nice woman at Planned Parenthood had very little information for me but she did hand me a short list of organizations in San Diego that provide services to HIV-positive people. There was only one place on that list that catered to women, that place was Christie's Place.
Oakland, Calif. -- Today, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we congratulate the White House Office of National AIDS Policy on today's release of Updates on Efforts to Address the Intersections of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities.
Positive Women's Network - USA is hosting our first-ever National Leadership Summit for Women Living With HIV, this Fall! SPEAK UP! A National Leadership Summit for Women Living with HIV will be held September 17-19, 2014 in Fort Walton Beach, Fl. The Summit is designed to provide 200 women living with HIV with a learning and networking experience which supports their ability to advocate for themselves, their families, the communities in which they reside and within the larger community of women living with HIV across the United States.
Oakland, Calif. -- Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the beginning of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. Around the world, women and girls experience a wide range of violations to their dignity and safety including sexual violence, child abuse, trafficking, and intimate partner violence.
We're gearing up for World AIDS Day 2013 (#WAD2013) and have created a series of videos produced by PWNers. We hope you can use these as tools and resources to educate your community about issues related to women and HIV.
In many ways sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is the narrative to women's lives; it encompasses puberty and sexual development, identity, body image, self-esteem, romantic and sexual desires, relationships, reproductive health, fertility desires, and life during and after menopause.
New Orleans, La. -- Today, the Interagency Federal Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities released an important set of federal policy recommendations to address the health and rights of women living with HIV, especially women affected by violence.
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