The Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+) is a PLHIV network that strives for the day when all who need treatment receive it & no one would suffer or die for lack of access to medicines. DNP+ core work is service delivery, treatment literacy, community empowerment & advocating for access to medicines. We campaign against ARV stock-outs, against free trade agreements that threaten generic access & file patent oppositions on HIV & Hep-C medicines.
Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+) was registered in 2000 as a trust. Subsequently DNP+ also established the Delhi Mahila Samiti (DMS) – the Women’s Forum of DNP+ with the vision “to improve the quality of life of women and children living with HIV in Delhi thereby reducing vulnerabilities of women, girls and children.” DMS focuses on specific issues of women and children living with HIV in Delhi.
It was informally formed by three former drug users in late 1999. From its humble beginnings, DNP+ have grown to 1300 members. At the XIX International AIDS conference held in Washington, DC in 2012, DNP+ received the Red Ribbon Award in the ‘Advocacy and Human Rights’ category. The award recognized its continuous and determined support for free antiretroviral treatment, strong campaigning on issues of intellectual property rights to ensure on-going access to affordable treatment and for its work in improving the lives of people living with HIV.
DNP+ has been dedicatedly working on providing absolutely vital services for people living with HIV/AIDS in India’s capital area. The organization has built a community of positive individuals of all ages and from all walks of life. That community continues to grow, not simply because DNP+ has saved countless lives through advocacy and outreach, but because of its demonstrated ability to improve lives by providing treatment support to its members and broader hope for those facing stigma and discrimination. When DNP+ is not holding the government accountable for fulfilling its responsibility to provide treatment, it is working with the government to provide crucial logistical help.