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Positive Women's Network -- 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.

If you are an HIV+ woman or support the rights of HIV+ women, join PWN-USA as a member or ally today!

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Latest by Positive Women's Network -- USA

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Disparities in Health Outcomes, Barriers to Care Are About More Than Just Access

The overlap between structural racism that people of color face every day and significantly lower health outcomes is impossible to ignore.

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Ready, Set, Grow! AIDS 2016

"Reflecting on my journey, AIDS 2016 in South Africa would not have happened for me, in my mind, without processing the entire experience," Waheedah Shabazz-El writes.

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From the Shadows: Women, Sex, HIV and Violence -- A Press Conference on How Trauma Drives the HIV Epidemic

Washington, D.C. -- In the U.S., 1 out of every 4 people living with HIV is a woman. Further, it is estimated that 30% of women living with HIV experience post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) linked to violence and trauma compared to 5.2% in the gen...

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Pushing the Glass Ceiling: Life, Liberty and Justice for HIV+ Women

"They say HIV is not a death sentence anymore. What they don't tell you is that HIV is a death sentence for prosperity, especially for HIV-positive women," writes Nicole Seguin for the U.S. Positive Women's Network.

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Women-Centered Care Talking Points

Over half of people living with HIV in the U.S. are estimated to be out of care, and studies show these statistics may be even worse for women living with HIV. Research shows women are getting sicker and dying faster of HIV; especially Black women an...

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Prevention Justice Talking Points

Prevention Justice is a call to institutionalizing an effective HIV prevention approach that recognizes the structural factors that affect people's lives and put them at risk for HIV in the first place.

Telling women to abstain or asking women to te...

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Women-Centered Care Fact Sheet

Over half of people living with HIV in the U.S. are estimated to be out of care, and studies show these statistics may be even worse for women living with HIV. Research published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that race,...

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Economic Justice Talking Points

2.1% of heterosexuals, 18-50 years old, living in high-poverty urban areas in the U.S. are living with HIV.

-- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

76% of women with HIV had a child under the age of 18 in their homes.

-- HIV Cos...

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Take Action: Call-in to Support HIV Funding in the U.S.!

Positive Women's Network

April 5th Is National Call-in Day to Support Funding for HIV Programs in the U.S.

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Congress has not yet passed a budget for 2011. With critical services at risk of being cut, YOUR voice is needed to tell Congress that th...

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Psycho-What? Services for Women Are Disappearing

Positive Women's Network There appears to be a disturbing trend taking place in cities and counties all over the country ... the quiet de-funding of women-centered HIV services. This means HIV+ women have fewer places to go for peer support, support ...