The HIV response has evolved with the HIV epidemic. Similarly the work of the Global Network of People living with HIV has evolved over the 30-odd years of its existence.
We work with communities of people living with HIV, regardless of whether they are geographic or identity based, to challenge governments and global leaders to improve access and quality of essential HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services.
We have created different evidence gathering tools to support networks of people living with HIV and HIV community activists in their advocacy. The tools use the methodology of learning-by-doing, empowering people living with HIV with knowledge and skills and building the capacity of our partners.
Using the power of evidence-based advocacy we can improve the HIV response and the lives of people living with HIV. In different countries the tools have been instrumental to policy change. For example, in Malawi the results of the PLHIV Stigma Index has lead to a new first-line antiretroviral treatment.
GNP+ provides technical assistance to networks using our tools, and we often use the data gathered by the national networks in international advocacy, showcasing the challenges and issues of people living with HIV around the world.