Who we are?

We are people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada and the USA. who believe strongly in the power of self-empowerment and solidarity across our different backgrounds and experiences. We seek to improve the quality of life for all people living with HIV/AIDS in North America and around the world. All GNP+ initiatives are designed by and for people living with HIV. We are one of seven regions world-wide who, together with the global secretariat in Amsterdam, make up the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+). We work in partnership with our fellow regions to support evidence-based advocacy for people living with HIV. We strive to bring attention to global issues within North America and to share information from North America with the global sphere.

Our mission:

In North America, our focus is on:

1. Responding to HIV stigma and discrimination through challenging stigmatizing comments in the media and by public officials.

2. Building coalitions and doing advocacy to end criminalization and legal discrimination based on HIV status. Convening people living with HIV to define and defend our human rights and health agenda for ourselves.

3. Providing support and development for people living with HIV who are, or want to be, in meaningful decision-making positions within local, national, regional, and global responses to the epidemic.

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There was Magic

The film recounts a decade of AIDS fundraising in Los Angeles--through a series of fashion/entertainment events that brought together some of the biggest stars and fashion designers in the world--at a time when little, if nothing, was being done to provide services for people living with HIV/AIDS.


For its 20th anniversary, THE NIGHT LARRY KRAMER KISSED ME will be re‐imagined from a one‐man show to one featuring an ensemble cast Produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits BC/EFA and Sero Project.

HIV/AIDS Infections: What Role The Stigma Plays

"The constant drumbeat of crisis around HIV gets tiresome," says John Peller, vice president of policy, AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Yet infections among gay men are rising. In accepting a GLAAD Media Award for "How to Survive a Plague,".


Gay men are only about 2% of the U.S. population, but we're the fastest growing group of new infections, 63% of total infections in recent years. Why aren't these numbers shocking us?

John Peller(AIDS Foundation of Chicago)

My involvement in GNP+NA has been one of the greatest adventures of my life. It has allowed me to see that we truly are a diverse community. And the struggles faced by a young female sex-worker in India are my struggles too.

Doug McColeman(GNP+NA
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