7 Black Women Activists We Honor This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Vanessa Johnson

Vanessa Johnson is a lawyer who has founded countless organizations dedicated to helping women impacted by HIV/AIDS. One such organization is the Positive Women’s Network (PWN), which focuses on HIV/AIDs advocacy for women at all levels of policymaking. Johnson also founded the National Women and AIDS Collective and co-authored the PWN’s sexual and reproductive justice report for women with HIV in 2013, titled Unspoken: Sexual, Romance and Reproductive Freedom for Women living with HIV.

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