Positive Women's Network – USA Releases Recommendations for the Next US National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Contact: Olivia Ford, oford.pwnusa@gmail.com / 347.553.5174

Women with HIV Demand a Minimum Standard of Care, Bold New Initiatives to Ensure High-Quality Services for Black Women and Transgender Women of Color

April 13, 2015 – Washington, DC. The next National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) must include factors vital to the survival and well-being of women living with HIV, according to Positive Women's Network –...

Positive Women Decry Lack of Consultation With White House for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event

March 11, 2015 - TheBody.com

By Julie "JD" Davids

Women living with HIV from around the United States spoke up on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, decrying the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) for holding an event that included no positive women in the planning.

Although Vanessa Johnson of the Positive Women's Network -- USA (PWN-USA) was a speaker at the event, "Stepping...

amfAR Announces $100 Million Investment Strategy Aimed at Curing HIV

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Joana Casas

Program Communications Manager

(212) 806-1602

joana.casas@amfar.org

Plan Includes $20 Million, Five-Year Grant to Establish and Fund a Cure-Focused HIV/AIDS Research Institute

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 19, 2015 - amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, today announced that it has created a $100 million investment strategy in support of its Countdown...

Zimbabwean HIV Positive Feminist Martha Tholanah Wins 2015 David Kato Vision & Voice Award

February 11, 2015 - Berlin

The David Kato Vision & Voice Award (DKVVA) is proud to announce that the 2015 award will go to HIV Positive activist Martha Tholanah from Zimbabwe. Martha risks her life everyday to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people across the country. Her activism is a powerful example of a straight ally standing in solidarity with LGBTI people despite...

A Failed Trial in Africa Raises Questions About How to Test H.I.V. Drugs

February 4, 2015 - The New York Times

By Donald G. McNeil Jr.

The surprising failure of a large clinical trial of H.I.V.-prevention methods in Africa — and the elaborate deceptions employed by the women in it — have opened an ethical debate about how to run such studies in poor countries and have already changed the design of some that are now underway....

What’s next for HIV Prevention for Women: VOICE-ing the need for FACTS

February 4, 2015 - AVAC

Today the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) research team published the final VOICE trial results in the New England Journal of Medicine with findings that add urgency, and perhaps optimism, to the women's HIV prevention field as it counts the days until the late-February release of data from the FACTS 001 trial of the 1% tenofovir microbicide gel. (There is...

HIV Diagnosis Rates are Highest in Deep South, Study Finds

January 7, 2015 - Human Rights Campaign

by Hayley Miller

A new study by the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that HIV diagnosis rates are highest in the Deep South region of the United States.

Additionally, the study found that the death rate among persons with HIV was higher in the targeted...

Launch of Report of Global Stakeholder Consultation on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights of Women living with HIV

Salamander Trust, together with partners ATHENA, ICW Zimbabwe and Asia-Pacific, GNP+ and Transgender Law Centre have launched the report of a global stakeholder consultation with women living with HIV, the background survey work for which took place during 2014. The findings were presented at a stakeholder consultation at WHO in Geneva in January 2015:

  • Over 50% of adults living with HIV worldwide are women.
  • Women bear the brunt of HIV
  • ...

Scientists see mechanism for spontaneous HIV 'cure'

November 4, 2014 - Paris - AFP

French scientists said Tuesday they had found the genetic mechanism by which two HIV-infected men may have experienced a "spontaneous cure", and said it offered a new strategy in the fight against AIDS.

Both men were infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), one of them 30 years ago, but never developed AIDS symptoms.

The...

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Positive Women's Network – USA Releases Recommendations for the Next US National HIV/AIDS Strategy

via PWN-USA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Olivia Ford, oford.pwnusa@gmail.com / 347.553.5174

Women with HIV Demand a Minimum Standard of Care, Bold New Initiatives to Ensure High-Quality Services for Black Women and Transgender Women of Color

April 13, 2015 – Washington, DC. The next National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) must include factors vital to the survival and well-being of women living with HIV, according to Positive Women's Network –...

Positive Women Decry Lack of Consultation With White House for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event

March 11, 2015 - TheBody.com

By Julie "JD" Davids

Women living with HIV from around the United States spoke up on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, decrying the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) for holding an event that included no positive women in the planning.

Although Vanessa Johnson of the Positive Women's Network -- USA (PWN-USA) was a speaker at the event, "Stepping...

amfAR Announces $100 Million Investment Strategy Aimed at Curing HIV

via amfAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Joana Casas

Program Communications Manager

(212) 806-1602

joana.casas@amfar.org

Plan Includes $20 Million, Five-Year Grant to Establish and Fund a Cure-Focused HIV/AIDS Research Institute

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 19, 2015 - amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, today announced that it has created a $100 million investment strategy in support of its Countdown...

Zimbabwean HIV Positive Feminist Martha Tholanah Wins 2015 David Kato Vision & Voice Award

February 11, 2015 - Berlin

The David Kato Vision & Voice Award (DKVVA) is proud to announce that the 2015 award will go to HIV Positive activist Martha Tholanah from Zimbabwe. Martha risks her life everyday to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people across the country. Her activism is a powerful example of a straight ally standing in solidarity with LGBTI people despite...

A Failed Trial in Africa Raises Questions About How to Test H.I.V. Drugs

February 4, 2015 - The New York Times

By Donald G. McNeil Jr.

The surprising failure of a large clinical trial of H.I.V.-prevention methods in Africa — and the elaborate deceptions employed by the women in it — have opened an ethical debate about how to run such studies in poor countries and have already changed the design of some that are now underway....

What’s next for HIV Prevention for Women: VOICE-ing the need for FACTS

February 4, 2015 - AVAC

Today the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) research team published the final VOICE trial results in the New England Journal of Medicine with findings that add urgency, and perhaps optimism, to the women's HIV prevention field as it counts the days until the late-February release of data from the FACTS 001 trial of the 1% tenofovir microbicide gel. (There is...

HIV Diagnosis Rates are Highest in Deep South, Study Finds

January 7, 2015 - Human Rights Campaign

by Hayley Miller

A new study by the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that HIV diagnosis rates are highest in the Deep South region of the United States.

Additionally, the study found that the death rate among persons with HIV was higher in the targeted...

Launch of Report of Global Stakeholder Consultation on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights of Women living with HIV

Salamander Trust, together with partners ATHENA, ICW Zimbabwe and Asia-Pacific, GNP+ and Transgender Law Centre have launched the report of a global stakeholder consultation with women living with HIV, the background survey work for which took place during 2014. The findings were presented at a stakeholder consultation at WHO in Geneva in January 2015:

  • Over 50% of adults living with HIV worldwide are women.
  • Women bear the brunt of HIV
  • ...

Scientists see mechanism for spontaneous HIV 'cure'

November 4, 2014 - Paris - AFP

French scientists said Tuesday they had found the genetic mechanism by which two HIV-infected men may have experienced a "spontaneous cure", and said it offered a new strategy in the fight against AIDS.

Both men were infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), one of them 30 years ago, but never developed AIDS symptoms.

The...

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