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Hundreds of lives of people infected with HIV could be saved by the availability of 'cheaper but still effective anti-AIDS drugs' in South Africa, Napwa's Limpopo secretary Lawrence Sengwane said this April.
Prevention with Positives Principles, developed by NAPWA in addressing this issue.
NAPWA has long advocated for prevention efforts targeting people who are positive, but only as part of a larger suite of work and combined with efforts to reduce the stigma that drives many into the HIV closet.
To support Christian Aid's work with HIV/Aids projects like NAPWA, go to or call 08080 7000 3000 or log on to, or send a cheque, payable to Christian Aid to: Christian Aid, FREEPOST, London SE1 7 YY.
Partners include the National Network on Violence against Women (NNVAW), the National AIDS Convention of South Africa (NACOSA), the National Association of People Living with AIDS (NAPWA), the Planned Parenthood Association of South Africa (PPASA), the Joint Enrichment Project (JEP) and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).
Working together with other AIDS organizations, including NAPWA, GMHC has thrown its support behind the Patients' Bill of Rights Act of 1998, a Democratic-sponsored bill pending in Congress.
"As the national association of those with HIV disease, NAPWA maintains a national resource listing of the viatical companies, and we encourage the terminally ill to compare company payouts in order to secure the best settlement for the individual." Id.
The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA), another important stakeholder in efforts to improve federally funded HIV prevention programs, cited concerns about the inclusion of people living with HIV into this planning process.
The day opened with a panel profiling HIV-positive women leaders from around the U.S.-Cecilica Chung from Transgender Law Center, Vanessa Johnson from NAPWA (the National Association of People With AIDS), Dawn Averitt Bridge from The Well Project, and our very own founder, Rebecca Denison.
Terje Anderson, executive director of the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) in Washington, DC, writes that work on behalf of effective AIDS programs must increasingly be fought in the political arena.
"Heading NAPWA and being a black gay male, I look at the landscape, and with the exception of the Leadership Forum, all the other organizations are headed by nonblacks," notes Baker.