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. Treatment advocacy can take place at any level, including the individual level. Self-advocacy means feeling empowered to manage your own care; examples include asking questions at your doctor's appointments or requesting copies of your lab work or medical records. Treatment advocacy can also be involvement in larger movements that have far-reaching effects for our communities, whether regionally, nationally or even internationally.
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