This article reports the findings when seven health care professionals, advocates, and HIV-positive women respond to the question, "What do you consider to be the most important treatment or health issues facing women with HIV today?" Their responses include discussions of the medical and psychological needs in women with HIV, challenges to establishing and maintaining appropriate treatment for HIV-positive women, the need to eliminate stigma as a barrier to health care, and the need for more clinical studies focused on women, particularly with regard to the effects of antiretroviral drugs.
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.