PWN-USA works to achieve policies and programs that better serve the needs of women living with and vulnerable to HIV. Grounded in human rights and positive women’s leadership, we focus on six priority issues that impact women living with HIV. Click to learn more, download reports, and get advocacy tools:
- UNSPOKEN: Sexuality, Romance, and Reproductive Freedom for Women Living with HIV in the United States, November 2013
This framework document – written, researched, and edited entirely by women living with HIV – outlines a review of existing policies that may impact the SRHR of women living with HIV; a review of the literature; and findings from a national survey conducted among HIV-positive women in the US during the summer of 2013.
Key PWN-USA Policy Reports:
- March 2011: Diagnosis, Sexuality and Choice: Women Living with HIV and the Quest for Equality, Dignity and Quality of Life in the U.S. – an Analysis and Recommendations for the U.S. Positive Women’s Network Human Rights Survey
- September 2010: Monitoring the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy from a Gender Perspective – Analysis and Recommendations for Implementation, gender audit of the NHAS co-authored by thirteen orgnizations including analysis and recommendations for improving all women’s, including transgender women’s, access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment consistent with the right to nondiscrimination, dignity, bodily integrity, and ethical treatment
- July 2009: Critical Issues for Women and HIV: Health Policy and the Development of a National AIDS Strategy, co-authored by thirteen organizations, including the Positive Women’s Network
- November 2008: Women speaking Up and Standing for Change: The United States Positive Women’s Network and HIV/AIDS Policy in the Next Administration – the first set of policy recommendations developed entirely by U.S. HIV-positive women and submitted to a sitting Administration