30 for 30 Campaign Position Statement on PrEP and PEP

Read the entire position statement here.

The 30 for 30 Campaign is an organization dedicated to ensuring the needs of women living with and affected by HIV, including transgender women, are addressed in the national response.  The Campaign strives to eliminate health disparities and gaps in the continuum of care by advancing policies that aim to improve health equity.  Sex and sexuality education is an integral component of a holistic approach to improving health for women living with and at risk of HIV. Accordingly, the Campaign supports and promotes increased opportunities for HIV testing, incorporating these opportunities with PrEP and PEP education; increasing knowledge and awareness of PrEP and PEP for women. Greater access, accompanied with knowledge, will ensure that women and their providers can decide if PrEP is an appropriate course for HIV prevention. Though, PrEP may not be the preferred avenue of prevention for many women, the 30 for 30 Campaign upholds the right for all women to be well informed on PrEP and PEP.

Read the entire position statement here.

30 for 30 Campaign Stands in Solidarity with Women’s March on Washington

30 for 30 GraphicFor Immediate Release:​ January 21, 2017

Contact:​ Melissa Torres-Montoya, JD/MPH, Director, melissa30for30@gmail.com (Washington, D.C.)

30 for 30 Campaign Stands in Solidarity with Women’s March on Washington

Today, millions of women, their families and allies, unite together in the nation’s capital and in cities around the country to march in support of women’s rights, racial justice, healthcare, immigrants and the lives of those in marginalized communities. On the first day of a new presidential administration that has disregarded, disrespected and actively campaigned against these vital issues and communities, the march is intended to serve as a powerful message to the Trump administration that women will lead the resistance and continue to push for a more inclusive, equitable and just United States. The 30 for 30 Campaign stands in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington and remains committed to defending our democratic ideals of equality and opportunity for all.

Enacted seven years ago under President Barack Obama, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been one of the greatest achievements of our growing democracy; enabling women, men and children to live healthier and fuller lives while also prompting vast economic opportunities.

The incoming Trump administration has expressed commitment to repeal the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood, both of which would have a devastating impact on the health of women and their families. Repealing the ACA would also jeopardize the lives of people with HIV, including the 25 percent of whom gained health coverage under the law. Repeal would put the health of women living with HIV at risk and stall prevention and treatment efforts. Limiting access to health care will take us back to an era where access to life-saving medications and high quality health care depends on socio-economic status and geography. The 30 for 30 Campaign is dedicated to protecting the health of women living with and affected by HIV and will take part each step of the way in resisting any threat posed to the health of our community.

Today’s march exemplifies the vibrancy and collective power of women and reminds the world that “women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights.” The 30 for 30 Campaign stands strong with marchers to actively engage in the democratic process, holding the line against regressive policies that restrict access and rights while continuing to push forward for greater progress. Despite threats by this administration to enact policies that undermine the health, and rights of women, today’s march shines forth as proof that our voices and will to fight for justice shall not be diminished.

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30 for 30 Campaign is a coordinating body of HIV and reproductive health organizations from every region of the country working to ensure that the unique needs of women living with and affected by HIV, including transgender women, are addressed in all relevant HIV funding, programs, and policies.

(Statement) The United States elects new President and the 30 for 30 Campaign’s commitment to the health of women forges forward

For Immediate Release: November 9, 2016
Contact: Melissa Torres-Montoya, JD/MPH, Director, melissa30for30@gmail.com (Washington, D.C.)

The United States elects new President and the 30 for 30 Campaign’s commitment to the health of women forges forward

Today, the United States of America encountered its fifth election in history in which the majority of voters saw their presidential candidate lose the presidency. While some feel frustrated that this means the will of the people did not prevail today, representative democracy will press on in the United States and as such, the 30 for 30 Campaign will continue to advance the values that are integral to the health of women and a flourishing democracy. In a climate where women have been attacked, undervalued and not heard, the 30 for 30 Campaign will continue to fight to safeguard and expand the rights of women, pushing for policies that protect their health, well being and autonomy. Our work continues as we bring voice and visibility to communities that are vulnerable and marginalized. We will keep doing our part to make sure the needs of women living with and affected by HIV are addressed in the national response. The work continues; there are more seasons to come. We are organized and ready to go. Please join us as we move forward.

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30 for 30 Campaign is a coordinating body of HIV and reproductive health organizations from every region of the country working to ensure that the unique needs of women living with and affected by HIV, including transgender women, are addressed in all relevant HIV funding, programs, and policies.