Coinciding with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Greater Than AIDS today launched Empowered: Women, HIV and Intimate Partner Violence to bring more attention to the issues and provide resources for women who may be at risk of, or dealing with, abuse and HIV.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and The Well Project is dedicated to raising awareness about the intersection of violence, trauma, women, and HIV, and helping end violence against women living with HIV. What is the connection?

February 25, 2015 - Brooklyn, NY. Over the past year, we have been working hard to optimize The Well Project’s programs, and in doing so, have needed to increase our staff and advisors so that we can continue to best represent our audience’s needs. We are very pleased to announce a number of important recent additions to The Well Project team...

September 8, 2014 - Brooklyn, NY. As many of you know, a primary focus of The Well Project is to offer community support and advocacy development initiatives to address stigma, discrimination, and the need for enhanced leadership for women and girls. HIV treatment advocacy means many things to many people, but at its core, it focuses on optimizing the quality of--and increasing access to--care and treatment for people living with HIV.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 — A group of 68 leading HIV/AIDS and health organizations today reiterated their strong support for oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an important HIV prevention strategy for men and women at risk of HIV infection. The diverse group of advocates, researchers and service providers hailed new HIV PrEP guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a science-driven, public health approach to what remains a major health crisis in the United States.

February 19, 2014 - Brooklyn, NY.  The Well Project, a premier resource for information about women and HIV, today announced the launch of its new website (, featuring improved functionality, broader global access, and increased social connectivity. The new website was developed in consultation with The Well Project’s community advisory board, an international group of women living with HIV.

January 22, 2014 - Brooklyn, NY.  The Well Project, a premier resource for information about women and HIV, today announced the addition of three new board members to its board of directors: Judith Auerbach, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Kyeh Kim, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and Karen Wirth, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

November 2013 - Charlottesville, VA.  Dawn Averitt, founder of The Well Project gave a talk at the illustrious TedX event in Charlottesville, VA in November, 2013.  She shares her experience being diagnosed with HIV at the age of 19 in 1988 and describes the journey that diagnosis has led her on over the past 25 plus years, including her first goal of just “making it to the age of 20.” Now in her  mid-40s and the mother of two beautiful HIV-negative daughters, Dawn illustrates the continuing impact of HIV and AIDS.

October 10, 2013 - Brooklyn, NY.  The Well Project, a premier resource for information about women and HIV, today announced the appointment of Krista Martel as executive director of the organization. Ms. Martel brings nearly 20 years of leadership, community building, and passion to her work in HIV/AIDS, with a specific commitment to addressing the needs of women and girls.

March 4, 2013 - Atlanta, GA. The U.S. Women and PrEP Working Group, a coalition of more than 50 women from leading AIDS and women’s health organizations, today called on US government agencies to coordinate a national agenda that will quickly and accurately answer questions about how the antiretroviral (ARV) drug Truvada can best be made available as an HIV prevention option for women at risk of HIV infection.


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