Mark S. King

You'd Think They'd Keep a Lower Profile!

Filed By Mark S. King | May 28, 2013 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: charity scandals, Frank Oldham, HIV/AIDS in the news, NAPWA, Pozitively Healthy

With the demise of The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) earlier this year, there's some jockeying for position among other national groups. Who will win the crown of "the new national voice of people with HIV?" Watch this video and find out.

A recent public forum in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership, at least tried to begin an assessment of the national situation by asking people living with HIV what issues were most important to them. The most compelling minutes of the event, to me at least, were courtesy of the sheer audacity of former administrators from NAPWA who made a pitch for their new HIV advocacy venture, Pozitively Healthy.

After bankrupting a multi-million dollar agency and charges of financial malfeasance, you'd think these discredited leaders would opt for a lower profile. In this video episode of My Fabulous Disease, I take them to task and even provide a wry "dramatic reenactment" of their organizational negotiations.

Frank Oldham has since resigned from his position with Pozitively Healthy, only days after the fledgling organization was founded. Should other NAPWA officials involved in the new endeavor follow suit?

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