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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: End Violence Against Women and Girls Living With HIV

November 25, 2013

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.

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World AIDS Day Video Series by Positive Women's Network - USA

November 15, 2013

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.

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Sexuality, Romance and Reproductive Freedom for U.S. Women Living With HIV: Groundbreaking New Report

November 12, 2013

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.

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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 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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U.S. Women Living With HIV: Tell PWN-USA About Your Love Life!!

August 20, 2013

Positive Women's Network - USA is conducting a community-based research project to better understand the romantic and sexual lives of US women living with HIV, and how HIV-positive women, including transgender women, perceive ourselves with regard to sex and relationships.

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Important Opportunity for U.S. Women Living With HIV
By Naina Khanna
July 9, 2013

Positive Women's Network - USA is conducting a community-based research project to better understand the romantic and sexual lives of US women living with HIV, and how HIV-positive women, including transgender women, perceive ourselves with regard to sex and relationships.

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HIV-Positive Cover Girl?

June 20, 2013

What would it mean for young people with HIV to see themselves on magazine covers and in the media?

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Sign an Open Letter to Tyler Perry: Stop Stigmatizing People With HIV

May 20, 2013

Dear Mr. Perry,

We write as people living with HIV and their allies to express our deep disappointment with your latest film, Temptation. This disappointment is made all the greater because you have done much that can be applauded. Audiences see your plays and films not simply as entertainment, but as opportunities for inspiration, spiritual healing, and unity.

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Redefining Mother's Day From an HIV-Positive Woman's Perspective

May 9, 2013

This Mother's Day, Positive Women's Network - USA reclaims and redefines motherhood from our perspective. Stand with us! Sign on and show your support for HIV-positive women on Mother's Day.

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Tyler Perry's Temptation Sentences People With HIV to a Lifetime of Stigma and Isolation

April 16, 2013

"Tyler Perry's Temptation left me emotionally pained, angry and disappointed. Mr. Perry, a brilliant film maker, missed a genuine opportunity for honest and accurate community education around HIV. Instead, Temptation perpetuated HIV sensationalism and stigma. It demonized people living with HIV as irresponsible and portrayed women who acquire HIV as an undesirable, reclusive, sub-species, destined to live out their lives in suffering," commented Waheedah Shabazz-El, a woman living with HIV.

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