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SHE/HER/THEY (Sexual Health Education/HIV Empowerment Resources/Treating HIV Equally) is a multifaceted educational outreach initiative focused on improving engagement in care, health outcomes, and well-being for women living with and vulnerable to HIV while promoting a culture of wellness, through a holistic and non-stigmatizing lens. It was created to ensure that efforts to be more inclusive of women across HIV programming adopt a holistic approach that addresses the "whole woman." Please click here to subscribe to our mailing list to ensure you receive email updates and/or printed materials as they become available.
Across all SHE/HER/THEY programming, our approach to decrease stigma and normalize HIV includes:
- Centering the lives and experiences of Black women and other women of color across the gender spectrum in all aspects of our programming from development to dissemination
- Reframing the discussion of "risk" and focusing on the interconnected manifestations of HIV relevance in women's lives to better help them address whether specific HIV prevention approaches are appropriate for them
- Integrating sexual and reproductive health, including sex positivity, into women-focused HIV prevention and disease management education efforts
- Increasing meaningful engagement between women across the gender spectrum and their providers by encouraging culturally responsive care that addresses the whole woman, regardless of her HIV status
- Continuing to increase awareness that undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U) by incorporating consistent U=U messaging across all programming
SHE/HER/THEY program activities include:
- Developing and disseminating multi-media educational resources (including tips for improved patient-provider communications), to women living with and vulnerable to HIV and healthcare providers (both HIV and non-HIV focused)
- Expanding leadership development opportunities for women living with HIV
- Increasing engagement and collaboration with existing and new organizational partners
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Members of The Well Project's team were honored to participate in and present at Let's Talk About Sex! The National Reproductive Justice Conference in Dallas, Texas, in August 2022 – co-hosted by our partner organizations SisterSong and The Afiya Center. Our conference session, "Sexual and Reproductive Health, Pleasure, and Justice for Women with HIV," featured a frank, participatory discussion covering key topics, developments, and personal storytelling at the intersections of reproductive justice and HIV – and highlighting the need for optimized HIV prevention and care to incorporate appropriate, relevant, and holistic sexual and reproductive healthcare.
This bilingual session (video audio in English) featured a panel of women living with HIV highlighting their experiences related to work and education – including challenges they faced, strategies they used, and unmet needs they revealed.
Esta sesión bilingüe (video audio en ingles) contó con un panel de mujeres viviendo con VIH que describieron sus experiencias relacionadas con el trabajo y la educación, incluyendo los retos a los que se enfrentaron, las estrategias que utilizaron y revelaron sus necesidades no cubiertas en su trayectoria.
Education for Primary Care Providers on HIV and Reproductive Health
The Well Project was proud to collaborate with partner organization Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) on the following three HIV-specific articles for their "Contraceptive Pearls" series. RHAP – a leader in expanding access to abortion, contraception, and early pregnancy loss care – delivers these brief, evidence-based monthly "Pearls" to thousands of frontline healthcare providers to inform their practice.
- Preconception Counseling for People Living with HIV
- Contraceptive Counseling for People Living with HIV
- HIV Counseling & Screening for People Without HIV
SHE/HER/THEY has received initial grant funding from Gilead Sciences (Zeroing In) and Merck.