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 Positively Safe:
7. Create safe spaces. Survivors living with HIV need to feel safe and supported and have the opportunity to talk with others living with HIV. Ask survivors what they need and create space for open dialogue.
8. Work with your local HIV community-based organization or domestic violence and sexual assault organization(s) to create or strengthen policies that protect survivors’ confidentiality.
9. Download NNEDV’s informational brochure (available in English and Spanish) to highlight the importance of addressing both HIV and domestic violence.
10. Be vocal in your community!
 Domestic violence and sexual assault organizations: join a Ryan White Planning
Council in your community.
 HIV organizations: join your Coordinated Community Response (CCR) team.
11. Identify gaps in services and collaborate with organizations that address other issues affecting survivors and individuals living with HIV, such as affordable housing, employment, and more.
12. Create safe physical spaces. Offer to accompany survivors to appointments and meetings, if that will help them feel safer.
13. Display NNEDV’s awareness-raising posters around your organization so survivors know they can discuss their HIV status or getting tested.
14. Domestic violence, sexual assault, and HIV organizations can partner for events throughout the year to raise awareness on this intersection:
 January – Stalking Awareness Month
 March 10 – National Women & Girls HIV AIDS Awareness Day – #NWGHAAD  April – Sexual Assault Awareness Month
 April – National Child Abuse Prevention Month
 April 10 – National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day – #NYHAAD
 April 18 – National Transgender HIV Testing Day – #NTHTD
 June 27 – National HIV Testing Day – #NHTD
 September 27 – National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
 October – Domestic Violence Awareness Month
 November – National Homelessness Awareness Month
 December 1 – World AIDS Day
 ...and more! Go to AIDS.gov18 for the full list of HIV awareness days
Created by: The National Network to End Domestic Violence Positively Safe Project: The Intersection of Domestic Violence & HIV/AIDS © December 2016

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