One of the primary goals of The Well Project is to change the course of the HIV/AIDS pandemic through information and education. In this section, you will find more than 150 articles containing easy-to-read, accurate information specifically designed for women and girls. Whether you are living with HIV or looking for information about prevention, there is a wealth of valuable information here on medical, cultural, and advocacy topics. We strive to provide these fact sheets in a supportive, empowering manner to help women worldwide overcome the stigma, ignorance, and gender inequalities that contribute to the epidemic among women.
The articles in this section are especially helpful for those who are newly diagnosed, just beginning to look for information on HIV, or seeking to prevent the spread of HIV.
This section covers topics specific to women and girls, including pregnancy and PrEP, microbicides and menopause, hormones and HPV. It also covers family issues such as talking to your children about HIV.
In this section you can find fact sheets to help you sort through the complex issues surrounding HIV treatment for women, including information about what drugs you are taking and how they work against HIV, possible side effects, the importance of taking your drugs exactly as directed, understanding your lab tests, and more.
The articles in this section focus on how HIV is spread (transmission) and how to avoid getting or spreading it (prevention). What is an HIV test like and where do you get one? What’s the risk of oral sex? How can you get pregnant without passing HIV to your partner or baby? Find answers to these and many more questions here.
This section covers a variety of health and medical issues that affect women living with HIV. Some of these are related to how HIV weakens the immune system, while others may be the result of HIV treatment. In addition, several articles focus on topics of special interest to women, such as anemia, bone health, and depression.
In this section, you will find articles across a broad range of topics that can improve your overall quality of life and address important issues in your daily life, from nutrition and physical activity, to dating and disclosure, to housing and travel.
In this section, we provide information and tools on how to support and empower yourself and others with the knowledge that even the smallest drop of water can have an enormous ripple effect on the community of women and girls at risk of HIV.
Here we invite you to meet some amazing women – women who are making a difference in their local communities and in the lives of women living with HIV across the globe. This section features members of our community advisory board as well as other advocates working to end the epidemic of HIV among women and girls.
This section includes highlights and summaries of some of the key conferences in the field of HIV. Here you can find the latest updates on HIV-related developments from researchers, clinicians, advocates, and policy makers from across the globe.
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There are several different options for reducing the chances of passing on HIV while trying to get pregnant. If you are a woman living with HIV who is either single or in a same-sex relationship, the conception options below will help you understand what might be the best for you, and to prepare for discussions with your health care provider.