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Women, HIV/AIDS and advocacy: setting priorities.


Int Conf AIDS. 1998;12:1015 (abstract no. 60081). Unique Identifier :

ISSUES: We will discuss barriers--and how to overcome such barriers--to HIV-positive women of color advocating for themselves. PROJECT: We will draw upon our personal experiences of how we became advocates in our communities, in particular, how we became involved with peer education and outreach through the Katrina Haslip Law Technical Assistance Program. RESULTS: HIV-positive women of color face gender, culture, language and education barriers, but through advocacy and outreach, women who are themselves infected become their own best advocates as they know what their needs are. HIV-positive women are effective policy makers for the issues that concerns us: research on women's health and medication, ensuring that women receive health care, prevention messages, childcare and other services.

MEETING ABSTRACTS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*REHABILITATION *Blacks Female Health Policy/LEGISLATION & JURISPRUD Health Services Needs and Demand/LEGISLATION & JURISPRUD Human HIV Seropositivity/*REHABILITATION New York City Patient Advocacy/*LEGISLATION & JURISPRUD Women's Rights/*LEGISLATION & JURISPRUD


Information in this article was accurate in December 30, 1998. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.