Barb Cardell

Areas of expertise: HIV-relted stigma and discrimination, anti-stigma campaign planning, HIV policies and strategies for low-incidence states, HIV+ women as agents of change, meaningful involvement of people living with HIV, long-term HIV survival, serodiscordant couples and long-term relationships, sexual and reproductive health, data collection and risk assessment

Biography: Barb Cardell has been HIV+ since 1991. Currently, Barb is a PWN Steering Committee Member and sits on PWN’s Strategic Communications Action Team. Based in Boulder, CO, Barb started Colorado’s PWN regional chapter in January 2012 that now has over 20 members and created the “IF I WERE HIV+…” community education campaign for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. She lives in Boulder, Colorado where she advocates for HIV+ women’s rights and awareness on a local, state and national level. In 2011, Barb was appointed by Governor Ritter to sit on the Colorado Coalition for HIV Care and Prevention and was elected Vice Chair of the Coalition in 2012. In addition, Barb is a steering committee member on the People Living with HIV National Caucus. She is a recognized leader locally, in the state of Colorado, and nationally. She starts each day asking herself “What will you do with your wild, precious life?”

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  1. Dear Barb,

    Did your daughter Jennifer go to Paris in 1979 and stayed with the family Isacson for a week and did their son Micael come to live with you in Colorado?

    If not disregard. If yes, please write back asap. I, Pernilla Isacson, am in Boulder this week till Saturday and would love meet you.

    Cheers, Pernilla

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