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NAPWA names new

NAPWA names new

Frank Oldham Jr. named executive director of world's oldest network of HIV-positive people

The National Association of People With AIDS announced Monday that Frank J. Oldham Jr. will become its new executive director, replacing Terje Anderson, who announced his departure from NAPWA last year after nearly a decade of service at the agency.

Oldham, who is HIV-positive, is currently the executive director of Harlem Director Groups, an agency focusing on HIV prevention, testing, and treatment for African-American New Yorkers. He also previously served as executive director of Horizons Community Services in Chicago, as managing director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, as assistant commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health Division on STD/HIV/AIDS Public Policy and Programs, and as citywide coordinator for AIDS policy in New York City.

"This is the most important position of my life and the highest honor of my career," Oldham said in a press release issued after his appointment. "NAPWA's visibility and power are essential to the lives of over one million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States, and I know in my heart and soul that we must ensure NAPWA's tradition of fighting strategically for the basic human rights and the finest quality of life for all of us living with HIV/AIDS."

Founded in 1983, NAPWA is the oldest national AIDS organization in the United States and the oldest national network of people living with HIV in the world. (

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