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 (www.thewellproject.org), 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.

February 28, 2013 - Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Womenshealth.gov).  Dawn Averitt had very large swollen lymph nodes in her neck, and the doctors were testing her for everything trying to figure out what was causing them. They never suggested an HIV test (it was 1988), but she thought she might as well get her "HIV-negative card" while they were taking all of this blood from her anyway. Her medical team resisted testing her, but the more they resisted, the more she pushed. She really didn't believe she would be HIV-positive. She thought she was being cutting-edge, which appealed to her at age 19.

September 5, 2012 - Nellysford, VA.  The Well Project, the preeminent resource for information about women and HIV, today announced the release of its first mobile application, optimized for both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms. The Well Project mobile app makes its award-winning content more globally accessible, regardless of reliable internet access. 

June 21, 2012 - Washington, DC -  National HIV Awareness Month.  This July, a broad cross-section of public, private, nonprofit and government organizations will come together to issue a clear challenge: it's time to end HIV in America. During the first National HIV Awareness Month (NHAM), these organizations will undertake ongoing efforts to re-engage the American public and reignite focus on the domestic HIV epidemic through an education effort that raises awareness of the impact of HIV on our families and our communities.

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