The Well Project interviews Destiny Smith, Community Advisory Board member and A Girl Like Me blogger, for our "Spotlight: Women Making a Difference" series.
The Well Project believes that knowledge is power. We are dedicated to providing tools to our members to use to further their knowledge, as well as to educate and empower others in their community.
Review the list of conditions, including opportunistic infections, that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers AIDS-defining conditions.
Learn about the importance of adherence, barriers to it, and tips to help you take your HIV drugs as directed, including finding support.
Learn what parents and providers need to know about HIV risk factors specific to teens and the importance of talking to your teen about HIV.
Learn about lab tests that are important for your health – what they are, what they measure, and how results are used.
Learn about a variety of treatments for fat gain, or lipohypertrophy.
Read about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of different fungal infections, including candidiasis, cryptococcus, histoplasmosis, and more.
Learn about what hepatitis B is, how to prevent, recognize, and treat it, and HIV treatment for people with both HIV and HBV.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find a friendly health care provider who is knowledgeable about HIV and pregnancy. Some health care providers simply are not aware of the wealth of information about pregnancy planning for their patients living with HIV (HIV+). Perhaps even more challenging, though, are the judgmental attitudes that many health care providers still have.