People living with HIV (PLHIV) founded the Malawi Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (MANET+) on 16 April 1997 as a coordinating and facilitating body with the main goal of promoting effective networking amongst associations and support groups of people living with HIV and AIDS and their collaborators. People living with HIV/AIDS identified the serious need to harmonise their activities and planned that MANET+ should form a web of solidarity of associations or support groups of HIV positive persons and those affected.
MANET+ is incorporated under the Trustees Incorporation Act (Cap. 5.30) of the Laws of Malawi and as such, its rights and obligations are vested in it independently of its officers. The funds and property of the Network are thus vested in its Board of Trustees.
The Malawi Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (MANET+) has learnt with great shock the revelation that government drugs including antiretroviral drugs are being sold on the open market by vendors in some parts of the country. We are, however, happy to hear that some of the vendors involved in the malpractice have already been arrested by the police.
MANET+ commends the government for the swift reaction to this unwelcome ‘business venture’.
The Malawi Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (MANET+) has called on world leaders to fully replenish the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. The call was made during a Press Briefing organised by MANET+ ahead of the world leaders Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York., United States of America (4—5 October 2010) to decide the replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria..
Human rights??? Yes, human rights are at the centre of the HIV epidemic.
This year’s commemoration gave Malawians the opportunity to reflect on the relevance of the theme to the strategies that have been put in place in responding to the 25-Year Old Malawi HIV Epidemic. It also provided a time to think deeply about what a nation Malawi would be if HIV stigma and discrimination continued to walk tall around people living with HIV and the general population. Terrible.
The membership of the Network includes all interested PLHIV support groups or associations in the country. Membership is also open to all individual PLHIV who wish to be members of the Network but are not necessarily members of any support group or association. Individual well-wishers or benefactors, not .. Read More