Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (APN+)

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APN+ is the network of PLHIV living in the Asia Pacific region. It was established in 1994 at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur by 42 PLHIV from eight countries. It was established in response to the need for a collective voice for PLWHA in the region, to better link regional PLHIV with the Global Network of PLHIV (GNP+) and positive networks throughout the world, and to support regional responses to widespread stigma and discrimination and better access to treatment and care. APN+ is a peer-based organisation and representatives must be HIV-positive. APN+ is committed to gender equity and encourages involvement of women in its activities. APN+ strongly encourages member countries to consider gender in the nomination of their representatives to the organisation.