Research shows that loneliness is a factor in how well people age. When you add the feelings of stigma and shame that sometimes accompany life with HIV, these feelings can be magnified and may also bring a sense of isolation. Quality of life and the desire to engage in care may be negatively impacted when one is experiencing loneliness related to their HIV diagnosis.
On Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 12pm ET, The Well Project streamed the first Women Like Us - Aging Positively episode of A Girl Like Me LIVE. The Well Project's stakeholder liaison, Bridgette Picou, LVN, ACLPN, was joined by long-time The Well Project collaborator and fierce advocate, Gina Brown, RSW, as they discussed 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.