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Sunrise advocate fights HIV through social media

October 2, 2016 - Sun Sentinel.

By Johnny Diaz

As she's done hundreds of times, Maria Mejia stepped up to the podium, scanned the audience, took a deep breath and shared her story.

At 18, she learned she was HIV positive. By 28, she had AIDS. Those diagnoses eventually launched her on a mission to raise awareness about HIV prevention and the sometimes harsh realities of living with...

Working the Room

August 15, 2016 - POZ.

by Casey Halter


Wanda Brendle-Moss
Liz Nemeth

"A lot of people don't know me, but I work the room like God knows," says Wanda Brendle-Moss, a relatively new face to HIV activism who got her start six years ago volunteering at the food pantry of AIDS Care Service in her hometown of Winston-Salem, North...

Webinar: PrEP in Practice: Considerations for HIV Prevention Among Women of Color - May 10, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
12:00 - 1:30 pm ET

The Women's Collective and The Well Project are pleased to announce registration for the upcoming webinar, "PrEP in Practice: Considerations for HIV Prevention among Women of Color." Intended for healthcare providers, this webinar will take place on May 10 from 12:00–1:30 pm ET and will provide an overview of PrEP for women through a multi-disciplinary approach:

  • HIV and HIV Prevention
  • ...

No one is in the Hiv...

No one is in the Hiv closet and every positive HIV person has a Voice. I have attended different programs that are said to be for HIV positive people and what I leave with after the discussions is emptiness I feel more isolated and alone. I feel it is just what can you do for and if you go to truly try to find a voice or a place...

WATCH Webinar: Taking Care: Understanding and Addressing Mental Health Among Women Living with HIV - March 9, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 pm ET

As many of you know, March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), an annual observance highlighting the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls in the United States. It's an important opportunity for all of us to focus on how HIV/AIDS continues to significantly affect women and girls. The theme for this year's NWGHAAD is "The...

The Well Project User Survey Report 2014

Did you know that in the last eight years, social media usage has skyrocketed from 8 percent to 73 percent of all Internet users, and that more than 70% of internet users in the US said they looked online for health information in the past year? Why are these facts and figures important? Because they demonstrate that The Well Project, which has used technology as a platform to disseminate information...

The Connection between Women with HIV and Domestic Abuse

October 25, 2015 - HIV Equal.

by David Heitz

For so many women with HIV, the violence they live with every day is even worse than the disease itself.

For other women who may not have HIV but who are in violent relationships, a diagnosis may be just right around the corner.

Last Friday was the National Day of Action to End Violence against Women Living...

View Webinar: "Using Social Media as a Tool for Empowerment & Advocacy"

Weren't able to make our NWGHAAD webinar? Click the link below to listen to a recording of our presenters and view their slides!

Using Social Media as a Tool for Empowerment & Advocacy

In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), The Well Project presented the webinar, "Using Social Media as a Tool for Empowerment and Advocacy" on March 10,...

Register now for The Well Project's webinar "Using Social Media as a Tool for Empowerment & Advocacy" on 3/10 for NWGHAAD

Using Social Media as a Tool for Empowerment and Advocacy

Webinar: Tuesday, March 10, 2015; 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET / 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CT / 10:00 am – 11:30 am PT

To dial-in, please call 213-416-1560, PIN: 1044335#

In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), please join The Well Project's upcoming...

New UNAIDS publication: Gender Matters

via UNAIDS

Gender Matters: Overcoming Gender-Related Barriers to Prevent New HIV Infections Among Children and Keep Their Mothers Alive

After more than 30 years of the HIV epidemic—and an unprecedented medical and social response—discrimination, violence, harmful gender norms and related stigma continue to pose challenges to an effective HIV response. The findings of these assessments indicate that gender-related barriers pose significant obstacles to the uptake of services that...

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Sunrise advocate fights HIV through social media

October 2, 2016 - Sun Sentinel.

By Johnny Diaz

As she's done hundreds of times, Maria Mejia stepped up to the podium, scanned the audience, took a deep breath and shared her story.

At 18, she learned she was HIV positive. By 28, she had AIDS. Those diagnoses eventually launched her on a mission to raise awareness about HIV prevention and the sometimes harsh realities of living with...

Working the Room

August 15, 2016 - POZ.

by Casey Halter


Wanda Brendle-Moss
Liz Nemeth

"A lot of people don't know me, but I work the room like God knows," says Wanda Brendle-Moss, a relatively new face to HIV activism who got her start six years ago volunteering at the food pantry of AIDS Care Service in her hometown of Winston-Salem, North...

Webinar: PrEP in Practice: Considerations for HIV Prevention Among Women of Color - May 10, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
12:00 - 1:30 pm ET

The Women's Collective and The Well Project are pleased to announce registration for the upcoming webinar, "PrEP in Practice: Considerations for HIV Prevention among Women of Color." Intended for healthcare providers, this webinar will take place on May 10 from 12:00–1:30 pm ET and will provide an overview of PrEP for women through a multi-disciplinary approach:

  • HIV and HIV Prevention
  • ...

No one is in the Hiv...

No one is in the Hiv closet and every positive HIV person has a Voice. I have attended different programs that are said to be for HIV positive people and what I leave with after the discussions is emptiness I feel more isolated and alone. I feel it is just what can you do for and if you go to truly try to find a voice or a place...

WATCH Webinar: Taking Care: Understanding and Addressing Mental Health Among Women Living with HIV - March 9, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 pm ET

As many of you know, March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), an annual observance highlighting the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls in the United States. It's an important opportunity for all of us to focus on how HIV/AIDS continues to significantly affect women and girls. The theme for this year's NWGHAAD is "The...

The Well Project User Survey Report 2014

Did you know that in the last eight years, social media usage has skyrocketed from 8 percent to 73 percent of all Internet users, and that more than 70% of internet users in the US said they looked online for health information in the past year? Why are these facts and figures important? Because they demonstrate that The Well Project, which has used technology as a platform to disseminate information...

The Connection between Women with HIV and Domestic Abuse

October 25, 2015 - HIV Equal.

by David Heitz

For so many women with HIV, the violence they live with every day is even worse than the disease itself.

For other women who may not have HIV but who are in violent relationships, a diagnosis may be just right around the corner.

Last Friday was the National Day of Action to End Violence against Women Living...

View Webinar: "Using Social Media as a Tool for Empowerment & Advocacy"

Weren't able to make our NWGHAAD webinar? Click the link below to listen to a recording of our presenters and view their slides!

Using Social Media as a Tool for Empowerment & Advocacy

In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), The Well Project presented the webinar, "Using Social Media as a Tool for Empowerment and Advocacy" on March 10,...

Register now for The Well Project's webinar "Using Social Media as a Tool for Empowerment & Advocacy" on 3/10 for NWGHAAD

Using Social Media as a Tool for Empowerment and Advocacy

Webinar: Tuesday, March 10, 2015; 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET / 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CT / 10:00 am – 11:30 am PT

To dial-in, please call 213-416-1560, PIN: 1044335#

In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), please join The Well Project's upcoming...

New UNAIDS publication: Gender Matters

via UNAIDS

Gender Matters: Overcoming Gender-Related Barriers to Prevent New HIV Infections Among Children and Keep Their Mothers Alive

After more than 30 years of the HIV epidemic—and an unprecedented medical and social response—discrimination, violence, harmful gender norms and related stigma continue to pose challenges to an effective HIV response. The findings of these assessments indicate that gender-related barriers pose significant obstacles to the uptake of services that...

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