Much of the content of this website is based on 'Verdict on a Virus'- a booklet produced by IPPF.

This publication was written in partnership between:

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. It is a worldwide movement of national organizations working with and for communities and individuals. IPPF works towards a world where women, men and young people everywhere have control over their own bodies, and therefore their destinies. A world where they are free to choose parenthood or not; free to decide how many children they will have and when; free to pursue healthy sexual lives without fear of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. A world where gender or sexuality are no longer a source of inequality or stigma. We will not retreat from doing everything we
can to safeguard these important choices and rights for current and future generations.

The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) 

GNP+ is a global network for and by people living with HIV. Its overall aim is to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV. Its work is based on a policy platform that promotes global access to HIV care and treatment, ending stigma and discrimination, and greater and more meaningful involvement of people living with HIV in decisions that affect their lives and their communities.

International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW)

ICW is the only international network run for and by HIV-positive women. Its purpose is to promote the many voices of women living with HIV and advocate for changes that improve their lives. The work of ICW is framed by a human rights strategy that focuses on three areas: gender equity; access to care, treatment and support; and the right to meaningful involvement in all decisions that affect the lives of women living with HIV.


Many people contributed energy and insight to the development of this website. The main content is based on the 'Verdict on a Virus' where the main author was Lucy Stackpool-Moore with key contributions from Aziza Ahmed, James Fairfax, Adam Garner, Rebecca Maina, Chris Mallouris and Kevin Osborne. The production of the booklet was coordinated by IPPF's Advocacy and Communications team.

The content has been written for the website by Catherine Murphy.

Thanks also to: Yusef Azad, Paul Bell, Edwin J Bernard, Aditya Bondyopadhyay, Edwin Cameron, Sally Cameron, Stéphanie Claivaz-Loranger, Michaela Clayton, Raoul Fransen, Andy Guise, Brianna Harrison, Julian Hows, Alastair Hudson, Beri Hull, Dieneke ter Huurne, Mike Kennedy, Shivananda Khan, Kariana Lima, Henriette Laursen, Pamela Mahaka, Daniel McCartney, Kevin Moody, Tzili Mor, Catherine Murphy, Alessandra Nilo, Richard Pearshouse, Fiona Pettit, Rhon Reynolds, Nicolas Ritter, Jill Sergeant, Kabir Singh, Peter Smit, Kate Thomson, Belinda A. Tima, Susan Timberlake, Liz Tremlett, Ale Trossero, Clorine Weir, Dara Walsh, Chris Wells, Alice Welbourn, Mathew Weait and Seri Wendoh.

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