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Thoughts on the End of NAPWA

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Times change, the nature of the epidemic has changed. A completely fresh and new national organisation without the baggage of the past might be re-invigorating for the community.

March 14, 2013

Sean Patrick

I'm unfamiliar with the inner workings of NAPWA, and I hope that a bankruptcy doesn't expose any improprieties, as happens so many times when an organization waxes political in order to get things done. We do need an organization in the US that is now able, thankfully, to focus on living with HIV, instead of on being disabled and dying with it, without forgetting that HIV is still a global disaster. At home we're coming out younger and living much longer. Our voice needs a much broader sound.

February 26, 2013 Hollywood

Frederick Wright

Ken Babauta I think in some of your comments are correct in some points, however it may seem like it is all about money for some, however for me it is about intergety,honor and truth for in my walk money can not buy or create this in a man or woman or organization. We may never know why this money is not their, for it could of been invested in a company that was getting ready to launch at new product with hopes for big returns with the motives to bring NAWPA into the Black and failed.Who Knows?

February 23, 2013 Coachelle Valley

Ken Babauta

This is a tragedy that NAPWA is filing for bankruptcy. I think that no matter how great the vision of the organization if it isn't being managed properly, the organization will fail. How can 700,000 dollars be unaccounted for unless people incharge of the finances were asleep at the wheel. A little common sense about money and how it's spent should have been a prerequisite for everyone in charge of the organization. It always comes down to money doesn't it?

February 23, 2013 Benicia, CA

Frederick Wrightt

I too have ask the inter circle leadership to rebrand NAPWA many times in many venues just short of yelling in zeal to say change the name and old focus of angry, sadness to GNPNA. Do to pride, ego and the sadness of AIDS becoming a business Brand of money and leaving people out not one had the leadership skills or vision, Inter Circle TAI,BAI,NMAC,AIDS Action, etc. Change the Name and Re Brand and come out of Bankruptcy, for hope, faith and Loving action HIV people Unify, and Come together.

February 22, 2013 Coachella Valley

Sandy Swartz, PLWA

As a Person Living With AIDS for 28 years I am disappointed to hear about the NAPWA and wonder just what this negative news will do to the amount of contributions to other AIDS organizations.

February 22, 2013 Topeka

Jason Gagnon

This made me cry.

February 21, 2013 Watervliet, NY

Thomas Simmons

For years I wrote to them, complaining of their refusal to modernize and keep up with changes in the HIV health field. While they constantly said they were 'moving towards that goal,' they never did. They are a victim of their own intransigence.

February 21, 2013 Shelburne Falls, MA


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