“The Other City”

My thoughts on “The Other City” by Sonia Rastogi, PWN Communications Action Team Coordinator September 12th, 2010, the first day of the U.S. Conference on AIDS 2010, closed with a film screening of The Other City, a documentary film that puts a face to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington, DC. It was only within the last couple of years that …

Meeting the Needs of Latinos

Report on an Institute: Developing 2010-2011 Latino HIV/AIDS Federal Policy Recommendations and Ensuring That the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Meets the Needs of Latinos by Sonia Rastogi, PWN Communications Action Team Coordinator Co-chaired by the National Latino/Hispanic AIDS Action Agenda (NLAAN) and the Latino Commission on AIDS, this all-day institute reviewed epidemiological data on the epidemic, discussed the needs of the …

Your Silence Will Not Protect You

Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Dr. Shondrika Moss-Bouldin “Your silence will not protect you” is a powerful statement written by Audre Lorde, a powerful writer who was a famous advocate for gender rights during her life. The words kept coming to mind today at my first ever USCA conference. I was struck by how powerful each person’s story …

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 …