The Well Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to change the course of the HIV/AIDS pandemic through a unique and comprehensive focus on women and girls. Founded in 2002 by Dawn Averitt, The Well Project’s award-winning web portals reach millions of visitors each year from all over the world. In this section, we invite you to learn more about what we do and why, as well as the impact of our resources. We also highlight the diverse group of people who enable us to accomplish our goals, including our generous supporters, our dedicated team and board of directors, and the committed members of our Community Advisory Board, who provide insights from their communities and guidance on how we can improve our work. This section also highlights the latest news from The Well Project.

The Well Project’s mission is to change the course of the HIV/AIDS pandemic through a unique and comprehensive focus on women and girls. Look here to read our herstory and to learn how we focus on three critical gaps related to women and HIV – information access, community support, and targeted research.

Why focus on women and girls? In this section we provide an overview of some of the factors that affect how the HIV epidemic impacts women and girls, and why The Well Project set out more than 10 years ago to inform, support, and advocate for women and girls affected by HIV worldwide. 

Read about the impact of The Well Project’s resources and programs, and the power of reaching millions through information-sharing. In addition, learn more about the value we place on our visitors’ feedback in helping improve our resources and how we intend to increase the power of our programs in the future.

Find out more about the talented, committed members of The Well Project’s Board of Directors who guide our organization’s efforts.

Find out more about the hard-working, ‘behind-the-scenes’ team that makes The Well Project a premier resource for women living with HIV around the globe.

In addition to the invaluable feedback we receive from our visitors through surveys, we believe frequent communications from the diverse voices of women we serve is vital. For this reason, we have created a Community Advisory Board to provide guidance on our programs and ensure we serve you in the best way possible.

Without the generous support of these organizations and individuals, we would not be able to provide the services that we do.

Read to find out about important developments at The Well Project and in the larger HIV community.

Click here to find out how to get in touch with The Well Project. We would love to hear from you!

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