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People Living With HIV: A Year of Empowerment

November 15, 2016


Teresa Sullivan

Teresa Sullivan

Positive Women's Network - USA (PWN-USA), Philadelphia Chapter

This year, the PWN-USA Philadelphia regional chapter had the honor of receiving the AIDS United Positive Organizing Project (POP) 2.0 grant. Over eight months, we developed a program to train people living with HIV to be "Stand Up to Stigma Champions" through two workshops adapted from PWN-USA's materials, The Language We Use: Eliminating HIV Stigma in Communications; and Addressing Stigma by Re-Framing Our Narratives, for HIV service organizations, community-based organizations and ourselves. We have begun to rewrite our own narratives using correct language to talk about people living with HIV: "people-first language."

Credit: Positive Women's Network - USA, Philadelphia Chapter.

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