The 30 for 30 Campaign is dedicated to ensuring that the unique needs of women living with and affected by HIV, including transgender women, are addressed in the national HIV response. We are especially committed to illuminating and eliminating the gaps in prevention and care services for Black and Latina women who currently make up over 80% of the epidemic among women but only 12% and 14% of the US female population respectively.
The Campaign is concerned with the current state of HIV prevention and care for women as studies continue to show that women, especially women of color, have consistently poorer health outcomes despite there being no significant clinical difference in treating men or women living with HIV.
The mission is to ensure that the unique needs of women living with and affected by HIV are addressed through policy, research, education and activism toward the elimination of health disparities and gaps in the continuum of prevention and care.
30 for 30 Campaign Priorities
1. Expand and expedite the provision of women-centered supportive services and housing services for women living with and affected by HIV. Linking and retaining women in HIV care requires supportive services such as adequate transportation assistance, childcare options, nutritional adequacy, assurance of transgender-competent care and services, case management, and peer support services to guide and support women’s efforts to obtain HIV testing, medical and social services. Access to stable housing is an evidence-based HIV prevention strategy, as well as an essential component of effective, sustained medical care.
2. Make women-centered, integrated care more widely and readily available. Relevant agencies must work to integrate service delivery and provider training in the three health care delivery areas of greatest importance to women living with or affected by HIV: 1) HIV prevention, treatment and care; 2) sexual and reproductive health services; and 3) intimate partner violence prevention and counseling.
3. Produce better data and more targeted research to identify and address women’s needs. All data must be disaggregated by sex and gender. Women-controlled prevention tools must be developed and made available. Available data on services and treatment delivery is rarely disaggregated by sex or gender, making it impossible to accurately quantify existing gaps in services and their impact on women and girls, including transgender women and girls. As yet there are no women-controlled prevention tools available. Male condoms aren’t enough and female condoms cannot be used without a partner’s knowledge and consent. Women urgently need expanded investment in and reserach into current and future HIV prevention tools including female condoms, Treatment as Prevention (TasP), Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), microbicides and a better understanding of the impact of hormonal contraception use on HIV risk.
Since 2011, member agencies have worked tirelessly to advocate on a national level for legislation that addresses the deep health disparities that affect women. Members represent the 30 for 30 Campaign on the Presidential Advisory Council on AIDS (PACHA) which has successfully lead to passage of a resolution calling on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to request all relevant agencies update the NHAS implementation plan to include more specific provisions, goals, and metrics to measure progress for women living with and affected by HIV. In addition, to advocacy efforts, the 30 for 30 Campaign is responsible for creating and disseminating up-to-date fact sheets and briefing papers.
Our Founding Organizations
The Afiya Center HIV Prevention & Sexual Reproductive Justice, African Services Committee, AIDS Alabama, AIDS Alliance for Children Youth & Families, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, AIDS United, Bailey House, Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA), Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), Center for HIV Law and Policy (CHLP), Community Healthcare Network, HIV Law Project, HIV Prevention Justice Alliance, Housing Works, International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW), IRIS Center, Memphis Center for Reproductive Health, National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC), National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA), National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network (NBWHAN), National Health Law Program (NHeLP), National Women and AIDS Collective (NWAC), Sisterlove. Inc., SMART University, South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council, Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI), U.S. Positive Women’s Network (PWN), The Well Project, The Women’s Collective, Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (WORLD), and Women with a Vision.
Your support provides the backbone of our campaign and is invaluable to our efforts. Please consider making a donation today by sending an email to Melissa30for30@gmail.com.