April 28th, 2020

Why Bill Gates is wrong to draw down HIV to support COVID

Image credit: Mandel Ngan ‘The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is taking away funding from HIV and malaria to respond to COVID-19‘. That is the take-away message for many from the interview that Bill Gates gave to the Financial Times on Sunday. If this is true, there are at least three reasons why Bill Gates is […]

April 22nd, 2020

EXTENDED: Call for Applications: Beyond LIVING – Life Force

NOTE: Beyond LIVING Life Force applications are extended for advocates from Latin America, the Caribbean, and MENA regions until Thursday, May 28th. No other applications will be considered at this time. As a person living with HIV, do you have the lived experience, skills, and passion to guide an exciting and inclusive process and co-create an […]

April 7th, 2020

World Health Day: Our health is your health

  Commentary By Rico Gustav, Executive Director of Global Network of People Living with HIV “I don’t mind taking the ARVs. But you know that I’ll probably die from hunger or beaten up by silop (slang word for police) anyway, right?” These words by a fellow drug user that I was trying to convince to […]

April 1st, 2020

Vacancies: PLHIV Stigma Index Researcher and PLHIV Stigma Index Officer

 GNP+ is looking for new staff to support our PLHIV Stigma Index team! We  are looking for a PLHIV Stigma Index Researcher and a PLHIV Stigma Index Officer, both to be based in our offices in Cape Town, South Africa. Do you want to join our team? See full details for the  PLHIV Stigma Index Researcher here […]

March 26th, 2020


The HIV Justice Worldwide Steering Committee,  of which GNP+ is part, releases the following statement: Communicable diseases are public health issues, not criminal issues: what we have learnt from the HIV response Measures that are respectful of human rights and the empowering of communities are more effective than punishment and imprisonment. As the world struggles with […]

March 13th, 2020

GNP+, ICW and Y+ celebrate the appointment of GNP+ ED as incoming Global Fund Strategy Committee Chair

The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) and the Global Network of Young People Living with HIV (Y+) congratulate Rico Gustav, GNP+ Executive Director and member of the Communities Delegation to the Global Fund Board, on his appointment as Chair of the Strategy Committee […]

March 10th, 2020

Lessons learnt from the HIV response for COVID-19: Building community resilience

Commentary By Rico Gustav,  Executive Director of Global Network of People Living with HIV COVID-19 has exposed how weak our health systems are and how little attention we have paid to global health security. Thailand, a country that has been well known for its public health systems and hosts one of the best public health universities, […]

March 8th, 2020

End forced sterilisation of women living with HIV

This International Women’s day, sister organisations the Global Network of People living HIV (GNP+), the International Community of Women living with HIV and the Global Network of Young People living with HIV (Y+), call for justice for women living with HIV whose lives have been devastated by this horrific violation of their human rights and […]

March 6th, 2020

Vacancy Announcement: Global Advocacy – Program Assistant

The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), with its Headquarters in Amsterdam, is the only global entity operated by and for people living with HIV, through partner networks in six different regions of the world.   Through its Global Advocacy Agenda, GNP+ aims for universal access to treatment, care and prevention services; decreased stigma […]

February 17th, 2020

Urgent action needed on point-of-care early infant diagnosis

 Point-of-care diagnostic machines are a critical breakthrough in HIV early infant diagnosis. In the countries where they are being used, they are already saving the lives of infants living with HIV. The technology has been shown to work, we know it is cost-effective, now is the time to scale up – all HIV-exposed infants should […]

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