Women Like Us – Aging Positively

Submitted on Nov 9, 2023

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About Women Like Us – Aging Positively

Women Like Us – Aging Positively focuses on increasing overall health and wellness among women aging with HIV by increasing social connectedness and access to relevant health information. This program aims to expand access to health information that centers the needs of women aging with HIV, improve patient-provider interactions and relationships, and decrease isolation. It also works to provide opportunities for women to connect with each other through The Well Project's network, build health literacy, and expand leadership and capacity building among women aging with HIV. 

Women Like Us – Aging Positively ensures that The Well Project's vision – of a world in which women living with or vulnerable to HIV have the information, support, and tools they need to advocate for their health and well-being, and live free from stigma – is inclusive of women aging with HIV.

We encourage you to check this page regularly for programming updates, including interactive online discussions about aging among women living with HIV, a private Facebook group, and educational resources for women aging with HIV, including talking points to help guide discussions with providers. All coming soon!

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Videos and Podcasts

HIV, Women, and Menopause: Leadership Exchange LIVE

The Well Project believes in promoting not only health literacy, but also health information, and strives to fill in gaps where they exist. The October 2023 episode of Leadership Exchange LIVE examines menopause among women living with HIV. We talked about what it is and what it is not, and learned about some exciting research.

Our stakeholder liaison, Bridgette Picou, LVN, was joined by Sara E. Looby, PhD, CNP-BC, FAAN, Harvard Medical School Metabolism Unit and Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research; Sara H Bares, MD, FIDSA, associate professor of medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, UNMCC; and Gina Brown, RSW, who help us navigate this topic that is often left out of research and conversations that are vital for women's physical and mental health.

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Combatting Loneliness and Isolation with HIV - Building A Village

On the first Women Like Us - Aging Positively episode of A Girl Like Me LIVE, The Well Project's stakeholder liaison, Bridgette Picou, LVN, ACLPN, joined long-time The Well Project collaborator and fierce advocate, Gina Brown, RSW, to discuss the different types of loneliness, factors unique to women that can increase these feelings, and the importance of building community as we age with HIV.


Ongoing Conversations

There's a Place on Social Media for Women Like Us

As part of our program Women Like Us – Aging Positively, The Well Project is excited to announce a new group on Facebook. This group provides women across the gender spectrum with a space to talk about their journey, share open dialogue, and ask the questions that matter as we age with HIV.

More About Aging and HIV


Promo for Aging and HIV Screenings Chart

What Health Screenings Can Help Me Age Positively?

Even if you do not have symptoms or other warning signs, being on top of screenings can help catch health conditions early – and help you live your healthiest possible life.

Special Section – Aging and HIV

People are living longer lives with HIV than ever before – including younger adults who were born with HIV. People are also acquiring HIV at older ages. Check out the fact sheets, personal stories, and other resources in our special section focused on this topic.

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Get the Facts: Aging Positively with HIV

Get key facts about aging positively with HIV at your fingertips! This pocket-sized folding pamphlet packs vital information into an attractive, readable format. The pamphlet is a helpful resource to share at conferences and community events, in clinic waiting rooms – anywhere women living with HIV are served.


Get the Facts: Aging Positively with HIV Pamphlet


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Mujeres Como Nosotras: En español


Siluetas de mujeres con texto que dice "Mujeres como nosotras envejeciendo positivamente".

¿Cuáles exámenes de salud pueden ayudarme a envejecer positivamente?

Incluso si no tiene ningún síntoma u otras señales de advertencia, estar al día con los chequeos médicos puede ayudarle a detectar a tiempo las enfermedades y a llevar una vida lo más sana posible.

Conozca los hechos: Envejecer positivamente con VIH



"Conozca los hechos: envejecer positivamente con VIH" folleto.

Tenga al alcance de la mano los datos clave sobre envejecer positivamente con VIH. Este folleto de tamaño bolsillo reúne información vital en un formato atractivo y legible. El folleto es un recurso útil para compartir en conferencias y eventos comunitarios, en las salas de espera de las clínicas y en cualquier lugar en el que se atienda a mujeres viviendo con VIH.

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Women Like Us-Aging Positively has received initial grant funding from Merck and Janssen.



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