Positive Women's Network of the United States of America (PWN-USA)

The Positive Women's Network of the United States of America (PWN-USA) is a network of HIV+ women and allies organizing and advocating for our rights -- and blogging all along the way.

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Latest by Positive Women's Network of the United States of America (PWN-USA)

Trump's Trans Erasure Rule Explained

PWN-USA's Anand Kalra offers her "breakdown of what we can expect to happen if the proposed rule changes to define gender as birth-genitals, binary, and fixed go through."

By Anand Kalra for Positive Women's Network of the United States of America (PWN-USA)

Senator Mitch McConnell Confronted Over Kavanaugh Nomination by HIV Activist Naina Khanna at D.C. Airport

Watch PWN's executive director Naina Khanna, who was among hundreds of protesters demonstrating against confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court nominee in Washington, D.C., take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

By Positive Women's Network of the United States of America (PWN-USA)

Trump's Hateful Public Charge Proposal Will Be Deadly for Immigrants Living With HIV and Other Chronic Health Conditions

In its latest attack on the most vulnerable Americans, the Trump administration announced a proposal that, if implemented, would intimidate and seek to punish immigrants for accessing -- or even being perceived as potentially needing -- nutrition, ho...

By Positive Women's Network of the United States of America (PWN-USA)

Surviving My Choices

"Today I thrive living with HIV," Angel Stetson writes. "I have adjusted to a new way of life as I care for my human condition."

By Angel Stetson for Positive Women's Network of the United States of America (PWN-USA)

Most Impacted Communities Take Center Stage at #HINAC3

The long-anticipated HIV Is Not a Crime III Training Academy took place June 3-6 Indianapolis. What a remarkable three days it was!

By Positive Women's Network of the United States of America (PWN-USA)

Si la Consigna Silencio = Muerte es Verdad, Dónde Está la Voz Resistencia de la Comunidad VIH, Luchando Junto a Inmigrantes en Esta Guerra Desigual Iniciada por el Gobierno de Estados Unidos?

Hacemos un llamado a la redistribución de servicios, a detonar voz y poder político en apoyo de los inmigrantes, quienes dia a dia son el blanco de políticas públicas llenas de odio y una narrativa inhumana, peligrosa, que amenaza la vida misma.

By Positive Women's Network of the United States of America (PWN-USA)

If Silence=Death, Where Is the HIV Community's Voice Resisting the War Against Immigrants in the United States?

A call to marshal our full resources, voice and political power in support of immigrants targeted by hateful policies and dangerous, dehumanizing rhetoric.

By Positive Women's Network of the United States of America (PWN-USA)

Shero of the Month: Pat Kelly

A founding member of Positive Women's Network - USA, Pat Kelly has been an advocate and leader for over twenty years.

By Positive Women's Network of the United States of America (PWN-USA)

HIV Criminalization: Know Your Rights

A resource to provide people living with HIV with knowledge and information to protect themselves from being prosecuted and/or criminalized under discriminatory HIV-specific laws.

By Positive Women's Network of the United States of America (PWN-USA)