APN+ is the network of people living with HIV living in the Asia Pacific region. APN+ advocates for access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support (Universal Access). Through public speaking and advocating for prevention interventions, APN+ campaigns to reduce the stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV. APN+ strives towards a world free of self-stigma and self-denial of HIV so people living with HIV can access the support they need.
APN+ aims to co-ordinate the regional PLHIV response and encourage good practice models, while working in close co-operation with national networks of people living with HIV. Partnering and linking with communities APN+ supports national networks to become the leading authority and representative of PLHIV in their own countries.
APN+ has a history of meaningful and direct involvement with people living with HIV throughout the region. APN+ was established in 1994 at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur by 42 people living with HIV from 8 countries.·Based in Bangkok, Thailand, APN+ represents the diversity of the lived experiences of people living with HIV in Asia-Pacific with members from 29 different countries. The network structure devotes particular attention to the needs of women living with HIV and AIDS, and relies substantially on voluntary efforts, in addition to a paid secretariat.
To read APN+'s full Mission Statement and the summary of the current strategic plan, please click here.
Asia-Pacific Network for People Living with HIV/AIDS (APN+)
51/2, 3rd & 4th floor Ruam Rudee Bldg.III
Soi Ruam Rudee, Ploenchit Rd., Lumpini, Pathumwan
Bangkok, 10330, Thailand
Phone: +662-2557-477, Fax: +662-2557-479
Positive and Pregnant: How dare you?
The report on a study on women living with HIV's access to reproductive and maternal health care services in six Asian countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and Vietnam has been published. The study was conducted by the Women's Program of the Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV (WAPN+) and the Regional Treatment Working Group.
The objective of the study was to assess the experience of accessing reproductive and maternal health services as reported by women living with HIV. The study included a survey of 757 women, 17 interviews and 10 focus group discussions. With more than two million pregnancies occurring amongst women who are HIV positive each year, the report gives very useful information on their experiences in relation to amongst other things: Disclosure, the use of antiretrovirals, contraception, abortion, sterilization and maternal health services in general.
Negotiating Positive Living - Issues Facing HIV-Positive MSM in the Asia Pacific
Year: 2011 - Type: PDF - Size: 0,8 Mb - Author: APN+
Diamonds - Stories of Women from the Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV
Year: 2009 - Type: PDF - Size: 6,3 Mb - Author: APN+, UNIFEM
Our Health Our Right: Securing access to generic ARV medicines in Asia
Year: 2010 - Type: PDF - Size: 6.2 Mb - Author: APN+