Test Positive Aware Network

Our Mission

Saving lives and empowering those affected by HIV/AIDS and related illnesses.

Our Vision

TPAN envisions a world positively aware of HIV/AIDS and related illnesses.

Our Values

On behalf of those affected by HIV/AIDS and related illnesses, TPAN strives to:

  • Empower individuals to navigate their lives by providing tools, resources and support;
  • Adapt to the changing needs of the community;
  • Support a sex-positive environment by affirming sexuality as an integral part of being human;
  • Include everyone by embracing differences and creating community;
  • Excel in delivering quality programs, advocacy, and ending stigma;
  • Respect others through honest, open, and supportive communication.

How to Reach TPAN

Test Positive Aware Network
5050 N. Broadway St., Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: 773.989.9400
Fax: 773.989.9494
E-mail: tpan@tpan.com
Web: www.tpan.com

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By Enid Vazquez for Test Positive Aware Network

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After the Hepatitis C Cure: Post-Treatment Care

Although a hepatitis C cure almost always results in improved liver health, there are some important post-cure considerations for healthy living.

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Which HCV Treatment Is Right for Me?

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By Andrew Reynolds for Test Positive Aware Network

Transforming Lives: How the Medical Community Can Help Transgender Women Living With HIV Reach Their Golden Years

With so much talk about aging with HIV, how does the conversation change when gender identity is added to the mix?

By Kellee Terrell for Test Positive Aware Network

Can Older People Get Some ... Satisfaction?

Mark S. King spoke with three HIV-positive seniors who have navigated the sexual terrain. Their experiences range from adventurous to romantic to a happy dismissal of sex altogether.

By Mark S. King for Test Positive Aware Network

Not So Fast: Do People With HIV Really Experience Accelerated Aging?

"This is one article on aging and HIV that will challenge the concept of people living with HIV having an early expiration date," writes David Alain Wohl, M.D.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D. for Test Positive Aware Network

Jesse Peel Is Aging Swimmingly

"When I retired in 1992, my goal was to be here for the Atlanta Olympics in 1996," Jesse Peel states. "Then the new HIV drug cocktail happened, and my goals just kept spreading further out in front of me. I'm hoping to reach 80."

By Mark S. King for Test Positive Aware Network

For Me And My Brother: Black Gay Activists From Two Generations Discuss HIV and Leading a Movement

Kenyon Farrow spoke with two activists living with HIV to hear, from their perspectives, where activism fits into the work to change the course of the epidemic for black gay men's lives.

By Kenyon Farrow for Test Positive Aware Network