30 for 30 Campaign Releases Community-Informed Policy Report

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A deep understanding of the current needs of women living with HIV is important to determine what is working well and what can be improved in current health care programs. As legislative attacks on women’s health services increase in today’s political climate, advocates must be prepared to defend women’s health care by understanding the impact of cutting or eliminating programs that strive to provide health care to vulnerable communities.

This report is meant to help advocates make sure the voices and needs of women living with HIV are part of the national dialogue and present in addressing the HIV epidemic. In an effort to promote a community driven policy agenda that genuinely includes the voices of women living with HIV, the 30 for 30 Campaign [the Campaign] created this report by engaging in conversations around the United States with women living with HIV to learn about their views and experience related to quality of and access to health care, as well as their attitudes toward sex, sexual health, HIV disclosure, and stigma. This report is the culmination of that project, and provides an overview of the findings and implications of the experiences of women living with HIV, as shared with the 30 for 30 Campaign.

The Campaign aims to weave together the voices of women living with HIV while grounding the analysis of their anecdotal experiences in public health data. This endeavor could not have been possible without the deeply committed and hardworking local community-based organizations that partnered with the Campaign to conduct outreach and ensure that conversations were culturally and community appropriate.

In this report, the 30 for 30 Campaign diligently and thoughtfully reviewed and analyzed collected conversations within the context of current public health studies and prevalence data. We endeavored to assess how the Campaign’s current policy goals reflect and strive to meet the needs of women living with HIV.

We hope this report will help fuel policy advocacy and legislative change that authentically improves the quality of health for women living with HIV and strengthens HIV prevention efforts.

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30 for 30 Campaign Position Statement on PrEP and PEP

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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.

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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.