Race, Intersectionality, and HIV

Racism and other intersecting biases underpin the ongoing HIV pandemic. These materials explore ways that systems of oppression impact the lives and experiences of women living with HIV and with reasons for HIV prevention – and how Black and brown communities are responding.


On a recent episode of TheBody's Instagram Live series “At Home With,” The Well Project executive director Krista Martel talks with Charles Sanchez about what our organization is up to.

Being a Black woman and wearing the badge of honor of being strong is exhausting to say the least.

What was the most impactful were the stories told by each of us living with HIV. It would not have been nearly as successful without our voices.

Many complex factors affect women's health beyond HIV. Learn about reproductive justice, the role of pleasure, and other related ways of thinking about people's sexual and reproductive lives.

Watch the December 2023 episode of Leadership Exchange LIVE: In this practical, dynamic conversation, two Black women experts lift up the unique needs, priorities, and insights of Black women living with and vulnerable to HIV.

A short documentary film, coming to Hulu on World AIDS Day 2023, highlights the impact of HIV on Black women in the rural US South and features multiple members of The Well Project's community.

It's crucial to recognize that HIV doesn't discriminate based on gender identity, yet society often does.

Race and gender intersect with many factors in the lives of women with HIV. Learn about the varied impacts on women in different racial groups.

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Race matters when it comes to HIV – and not just for women of color. Learn about differences in HIV rates by race and why these differences exist.

Recently, I had the extreme pleasure of attending the 2023 Motown Experience: Birth & Breastfeeding Conference hosted by the Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association in Detroit, MI.

HIV is not a crime, or is it? As of 2022, 35 states have laws that criminalize HIV exposure. Many of these laws are outdated and do not reflect today's scientific evidence. There are four different ways that these laws criminalize HIV.

I joined the A Girl Like Me blog and that blog is where I talked about my diagnosis for the first time publicly. For women and girls and feminine-identified individuals around the world, many of us may be in places where HIV education and other types of education aren't readily available. I really love The Well Project as a place for that.

An illuminating conversation about the benefits of doula support for Black women and other birthing parents living with HIV. / Una conversación esclarecedora sobre los beneficios del apoyo de doula para las mujeres negras y otros padres que dan a luz que viven con el VIH.

When I first saw the light, I quickly learned that parents are not given a manual on "parenting skills", but were walking around with their own past generation's values and behaviors.

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