Welcome to the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) e-consultation in the lead up to LIVING 2012: The Positive Leadership Summit.

LIVING 2012 is a global consultative process for people living with HIV under the umbrella of Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention which will redefine the Global Advocacy Agenda for people living with HIV under the three themes of:

  1. Access to Treatment, Prevention, Care and Support.
  2. Human Rights.
  3. Community Mobilisation and Activism.

For the next three weeks (ending Sunday, 17 June), this consultation process provides a platform for you, irrespective of whether you are attending LIVING 2012 or not, to participate in and inform the development of the agenda for LIVING Summit in Washington D.C. and ultimately help shape the Global Advocacy Agenda for and by people living with HIV.

How this e-consultation works

Each week new topic areas will be introduced, covering different aspects of the three themes.

Over the course of the consultation, the priorities raised by over 800 PLHIV during an electronic survey will be discussed in more detail.

Each topic area will have a number of questions. You can post your comments (a maximum of 500 words) to any (or all) of the questions.

How to take part

Before you can take part, you will need to login. If you do not have registered already, please register first.

If you are already registered, please click here to start.


The consultation is moderated by:

  • Rico Gustav, Thailand (Access to Treatment, Prevention, Care and Support)
  • Laurel Sprague, United States (Human Rights)
  • Kenly Sikwese, Zambia (Community Mobilisation and Activism)

The moderators will regularly monitor the discussions to ensure that the posts are applicable to the subject; to answer any questions that might come up; and to suggest further areas of discussion within each question. Weekly summaries of the discussions will be provided to introduce the next topics. Please ensure that your comments are relevant to the question and topic area, and are respectful to others. GNP+ and the moderators reserve the right to remove comments deemed inappropriate or offensive.

The whole aim of the LIVING 2012 process is to develop a Global Advocacy Agenda by and for people living with HIV; and it is hoped that discussants will keep this goal in mind during the consultations.

Once again, thank you for your participation.

LIVING 2012: The Positive Leadership Summit

LIVING 2012, which will be held on 19-20 July, in Washington DC, United States, is an official pre-conference to the 19th International AIDS Conference: AIDS 2012 and has the following objectives:

  • reviewing current and identify new priorities for and by PLHIV through a consultative process;
  • developing global advocacy strategies by and for PLHIV;
  • ensuring the diverse voices of PLHIV are highlighted at AIDS 2012 and incorporated into plans and implementation of future work; and
  • informing GNP+ and other PLHIV networks with a set of action plans to implement the PLHIV advocacy strategies.

LIVING 2012 is organized by the Global Network of People Living with HIV and the LIVING 2012 partnership. For more information:

Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.