Access to Care: The ADAP Crisis

Access to Care: the ADAP Crisis by Acintia Wright I sat in the airport wondering what this year’s USCA was going to be like. Will I meet new people or would I be alone hoping to hang out with my fellow members of the U.S. Positive Women’s Network (PWN)? As I looked around, I saw Naina Khanna, Coordinator of the …

Building a Bridge from Vienna to Orlando

Building a Bridge from Vienna to Orlando: The International AIDS Conference theme “Rights Here, Right Now,” continues on to the U.S. Conference on AIDS by U.S. Positive Women’s Network The PWN and ally organizations helped build a bridge from Vienna and the International AIDS Conference’s theme “Rights Here, Rights Now,” to the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) this year in …

USCA and Transgender Issues

A Reflection on USCA’s Coverage of and Dialogue on Transgender Issues by Dee Borrego, PWN Founding Member As an HIV+ Transgender Woman, the 2010 U.S. Conference on AIDS provided the opportunity to continue the lessons learned from last year.  I was fortunate enough have the opportunity to speak at the Opening Plenary for the conference where I highlighted the need …

How Violence Can Lead to HIV

How Violence Can Lead to HIV by Kat There are many issues that HIV-positive women have been talking to each other and their allies about for years.  We are often talking about many of these issues before the medical professionals ever have any clue about them.  First background, this week I am at the U.S. Conference on AIDS in Orlando, …

Stigma and Discrimination in Disney World

Stigma and Discrimination in Disney World by Barb Cardell Night falls, I sit in my room, Orlando Florida, looking out over the horizon and I see it, the Cinderella Castle, the dreaded Magical Kingdom that Walt Disney built, the House of the Mouse and so on… I sigh deeply and close the drapes to shut out the pixie dust and …

PWN participates in U.S. human rights review

As part of the first Universal Periodic Review of the United States by the United Nations Human Rights Council, the U.S. government has just released their report on compliance with its human rights obligations, which it will submit to the U.N. Human Rights Council.  You can download it here: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/146379.pdf. As a way to participate in civil society monitoring of …