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. Continue reading...
Do you get our newsletter?
Sign up for our monthly Newsletter and get the latest info in you in box.
There is a well-established and strong link between women, violence and HIV. The Well Project has pulled together a list of resources for those who wish to learn more and take action.
Learn the benefits of starting HIV treatment sooner, and steps to prepare – find a provider, get HIV basics, and have a positive attitude.