Taking the stage by storm at conferences. Supporting friends who are healing from trauma. Learning from history. Broadening focus. Doing self-care. Speaking UP!
Virtually none of the achievements made in HIV care, treatment, services, policy or public understanding would have happened without activism by and for people living with HIV. We have the people living with HIV self-empowerment movement -- brought to you in part by the Denver Principles -- to thank for these advances.
Activism led by people living with HIV is strong and growing in the U.S. and beyond, and 2016 was filled with examples of the force and importance of this activism. Here, we asked leaders of some of the large networks led by people living with HIV in the U.S. to share moments from 2016 when they truly felt the power in the HIV community -- and in themselves.
Credit: Positive Women's Network - USA.