Economic Justice

What's the issue?

Poverty is powerful -- in the lives of individuals, at the community level, and in a nation with impoverished social spending.

Poverty is the direct result of economically unjust decisions that destabilize our economy, increase inequality, and undermine our best-laid plans and policies by reducing much needed government revenue.

Poverty increases risk of HIV, and living with HIV is impoverishing for many.

Why we fight

Economic justice (EJ) -- the attainment of rightful access to basic financial and material resources and opportunities -- is a key factor to ending the AIDS epidemic in the United States and around the world.

We believe that achieving economic justice will mean fewer cases of HIV and AIDS, reduced suffering and fewer premature deaths.

What's our network doing about it?

We are shifting the terms of EJ – changing the dialogue from poverty to income, and from government deficits to equitable revenue where the wealthy pay their fair share.

We show the links between HIV/AIDS and EJ issues, joining campaigns and coalitions to tell the stories of our communities and winning changes that affect people living with HIV and those at risk of HIV infection.

We are active members of the Caring Across Generations and Robin Hood Tax campaign, and work closely with the National Working Positive Coalition and Positive Women’s Network of the USA on issues of income, jobs and EJ.

Ending the Spectrum: A Timeline of Women’s Struggles Through a Gender and Human-Rights Lens

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

This post has been crossposted from our allies and partners at the Positive Women’s Network of the United States of America (PWN-USA). The original post can be accessed by clicking here.   “We, as women living with HIV, envision a life free from violence, coercion, and discrimination for all people. We, as women living with […]

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Webinar Slides Available: HOPWA Modernization Proposal – Need for Community Input and Consensus

| May 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SLIDES HOPWA Modernization Proposal: Need for Community Input and Consensus Thursday, May 22 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET – Register Now! Join the National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC), the Southern AIDS Coalition, Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative, and HIV Prevention Justice Alliance on Thursday, May 22 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET for […]

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The HIV Economic Empowerment Campaign

| May 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

Join the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA), National Working Positive Coalition (NWPC) and Positive Women’s Network – USA (PWN–USA) in a campaign for economic empowerment by and for people living with HIV. With your help, we will change the conversation – and the policies – of the HIV community from poverty to income, and […]

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Blueprints for our collective protection: Charles Stephens on Black gay men, sexual health, HIV prevention and justice

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

In early March, researchers at the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) revealed a stark 12.1% HIV incidence among young black gay men in Atlanta, Georgia – the highest rate ever measured in any population of a resource-rich nation. We turned to one of the early strategists of the HIV prevention justice movement, the […]

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My Top 3 Gripes on Coverage of Woman-to-Woman HIV Transmission Case

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Top three things about the recent NY Times story In Rare Case, Woman With H.I.V. Infects Female Sex Partner, C.D.C. Says that make my head pop off (noting also that the coverage is in keeping with the tone/content/non-content of the CDC’s  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on which it was based…): 1) “… the event was exceedingly rare […]

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