Members of The Well Project's team were honored to attend the annual meeting of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) in Tampa, Florida, November 17-19, 2022. The Well Project presented a poster, Breastfeeding and HIV: Improving Care and Support for Women Living with HIV and two staff members Ciarra "Ci Ci" Covin and Bridgette Picou, shared their experiences attending. Read more below!
The Well Project ANAC 2022 poster
The Well Project was excited to present the poster Breastfeeding and HIV: Improving Care and Support for Women Living with HIV at this year’s ANAC meeting. Authored by The Well Project team members Bridgette Picou, Jenna Conley, Ciarra Covin, Olivia G. Ford, and Krista Martel, the poster provided an overview of the issues facing women and other birthing parents living with HIV who want to explore breast/chestfeeding their infants. Please check it out!
Bridgette Picou Honored!
Also at ANAC 2022, The Well Project's very own stakeholder liaison Bridgette Picou received the prestigious Dr. Patrick Kenny Certified HIV Nurse of the Year award. This award recognizes a nurse who exemplifies excellence in HIV/AIDS nursing and advances the mission of the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board (HANCB). This award is in memory of Dr. Patrick Kenny who was a longtime member of the HANCB Board and served as a long-time ANAC leader. The Well Project is so proud of Bridgette for this accomplishment and grateful that she contributes her incredible set of skills to our organization.
Blogs on ANAC 2022
Ci Ci Covin and Bridgette Picou shared their experiences attending ANAC 2022. We encourage you to read their beautiful words to get a feel for what it was like to be part of this important meeting.
"Never did I ever imagine that *I* would be standing in ANYbody's conference presenting ANYthing to some nurses. And here we are. This year's Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) Conference was held in Tampa, Florida, November 17-19th and what a wonderful experience this was!" Continue reading...
"Living with HIV can have a lot of challenges. One of the biggest challenges is stigma. As a nurse I find it frustrating (and somewhat offensive) the amount of stigma we often deal with from the medical establishment itself, and so to be at a conference of HIV/AIDS care nurses, is refreshing." Continue reading...