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POSITIVE PREVENTION & THE SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS OF HIV POSITIVE PEOPLE

GREATER INVOLVEMENT OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS (GIPA)

I am the first South African woman to publicly disclose my HIV status, and have been HIV+ for 15 years. I represent the voices of people living with HIV/AIDS throughout South Africa – at many levels.

Young Woman Activist in Malawi elected to CCM

Congratulations to Mphatso Tambala, Chairperson of Positive Women in Action and Development (PWAD) and participant of the ICW Young Women's Dialogue in South Africa. She was recently voted at the Annual General Conference of the Malawi Network of People living with HIV/AIDS to sit on the Country Coordinating Mechanism of the Global fund in Malawi.

The Government of Tanzania Appoints ICW Member to TACAIDS

ICW would like to congratulate Joan Chamungu, ICW member from Tanzania, who has been appointed as one of the ten commissioners to the Tanzania Comission for AIDS (TACAIDS). She will be representing people living with HIV/AIDs. We wish her all the very best in her position. It is wonderful news that the Tanzanian Government is taking the position of HIV positive women seriously and it is also recognition of all the work Joan has done already in raising the issues with policy makers.

Condoms vs. Abstinence As HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies In Uganda

“The war against condoms in Uganda is misguided and inappropriate and unfortunate in the fight against HIV/AIDS and it should end”

A story of hope from an ICW member in Kenya

"Ten years ago, Inviolata Mmbwavi's relatives thought she would die. Today, thanks to her determination, she is the star of the family. 'My entire family is now proud of what I am despite the handicaps I face', Inviolata says. She adds: 'Even relatives who used to gossip about my HIV status have stopped'."
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