National Association of People With AIDS

The National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA) shut down operations on Feb. 14, 2013. Founded in 1983, NAPWA had been a non-profit membership organization that advocated on behalf of all people living with HIV and AIDS in order to end the pandemic and the human suffering caused by HIV/AIDS.

How to Reach NAPWA

8401 Colesville Road, Suite 505
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: 240-247-0880
Fax: 240-247-0574
E-mail: info@napwa.org
Web: www.napwa.org

Categories Covered:Finding HIV Support Groups and Services, Women, Trans People, Gay Men, HIV-Related Policy Issues, HIV Testing, HIV Treatment and Medical Care, HIV/AIDS Outside the U.S., Legal Issues, HIV Prevention and Transmission, People Over 50, HIV Stigma and Discrimination, People Under 30, Financial Issues, Other Populations

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NAPWA Announces Suspension of Operations and Bankruptcy Filing

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Facing the Cost of Ending the Epidemic

We know today that we can end this country's HIV epidemic. Treatment as prevention works. Syringe exchange programs work. Prevention and testing outreach to special populations works. We have the tools we need to get the job done.

We also know that ...

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NAPWA: We're About to Turn 30

It's an exciting time in the campaign to end HIV in America. Exciting -- and bittersweet.

NAPWA was founded in June, 1983, to make The Denver Principles a reality. The Principles declared that people living with AIDS had to be at the table when deci...

By Tyler TerMeer for National Association of People With AIDS

Teach Your Kids What They Need to Know

Adequate funding is crucial to ending America's HIV epidemic. But until we have a vaccine, we also need to reduce the frequency of risky sex -- especially among teens who may have had abstinence-only sexual education or none at all.

Two weeks ago, w...

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This Is My Story: An Interview With Ricky Allen Lanza

With the House of Representatives deciding whether to cut a deficit reduction deal or let sequestration run its course, it's important for lawmakers and people who shape opinion to see human faces -- real people with HIV, people like the many whom se...

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This Is My Story

People send us their stories from time. You can too, at positivevoice@napwa.org. This is from a sixty-something professional who has been positive for half his life now, is completely "out" about it to his friends, but still hasn't told his older bro...

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An Interview With Human Rights Campaign's Chad Griffin

We are honored to welcome Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign -- the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, representing more than one million members and s...

By Paul DeMiglio for National Association of People With AIDS

HIV and the Law -- in Canada

Canada's Supreme Court has delivered a decision that may affect the state of HIV law in the United States.

On October 5, in R. v. Mabior (2012 SCC 47), the court upheld three convictions of a Manitoba man for having had vaginal sex, with low or unde...

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The face of HIV testing changed forever, October 9, when OraSure Technologies announced that its OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is now available in stores, retailing for about $40 and allowing the user to swab his or her gums and read the test result at h...

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This Is My Story: An Interview With VillageCare's Emma Devito

As we move on from National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2012, we continue the September 24 issue's series of distinguished HIV community leaders remembering gay men they knew in the HIV epidemic's early days.

We are delighted to welcome Village...

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