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Strong and Willing


Bay Area Reporter (03/02/89) Vol. 19, No. 9, P. 14

Working with other AIDS service groups, the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) helps plan the strategy of self-empowerment and self-fulfillment for its members. The group had its origin in 1983, when a group of people with AIDS met in Colorado and developed the "Denver Principles," a declaration of rights and a call to people with AIDS to take responsibility for their own destinies. The principles, which declare the rights of people with AIDS to as "full and satisfying sexual and emotional lives as anyone else; to privacy, confidentiality, and human respect; and to die and live in dignity," continue to guide the group today. At a 1987 conference in Los Angeles, the group established a full board with nationwide representation. The group recently has included non-gay people and IV drug users in its leadership. At the 1987 conference, the changing epidemic made people of color a new focus of the group. NAPWA continues its work from its headquarters in Washington, D.C.


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