Did You Know?
- Every minute a young woman is newly infected with HIV
- HIV is the leading global cause of death among women of reproductive age
Your donation will help us to:
1. Improve health outcomes #SaveLives
2. Increase quality of life #ImproveLives
...for women and girls living with HIV, as well as those seeking to prevent HIV infection.
- Improve the health outcomes of women and girls living with HIV: Studies show that access to information can improve women’s access to health care, engagement with providers, and treatment outcomes. Technology--and access to technology--has increased the reach and impact of this life-saving information exponentially in recent years.
- Improve the quality of life for women and girls living with HIV: Our community support and advocacy development initiatives address stigma, discrimination, and the need for building leadership for women and girls. Our online support community provides a unique platform for women who still want to remain anonymous, but engage with others who share their experiences, often leading to decreased stigma, isolation and increased health outcomes.
- Elevate, enhance, and expedite HIV treatment and prevention research focusing on women and girls, as well as to identify gaps in clinical care/research.
Women and girls continue to be profoundly affected by the HIV epidemic, representing more than half of all people living with HIV worldwide, or more than 17 million HIV-positive women and girls around the world. HIV affects women differently than men, and its impact on women is rooted in a complex combination of social and structural factors, including gender-based inequalities, such as gender-based violence. These inequalities not only increase women’s vulnerability to HIV, but also negatively impact the health of women living with HIV. A lack of access to information exacerbates and perpetuates HIV infection among women and girls. The Well Project is committed to addressing these issues using a comprehensive and multi-tiered approach to reach our global audience, which includes women from every country in the world.
Global - With a reach of over 1 million unique visitors annually, 80% of our users report sharing information they find at The Well Project with others, reaching approximately 15 million people from every country in the world.
The Well Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to change the course of the HIV/AIDS pandemic through a unique and comprehensive focus on women and girls. The Well Project focuses on three critical gaps related to women and HIV: information access, community support, and targeted research.
The organization was founded in 2002 by Dawn Averitt and her brother, Richard Averitt with the belief that every woman and girl has the right to quality, current information about HIV/AIDS. Dawn was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 at the age of 19 and has since become a prominent HIV/AIDS treatment advocate.
Together, we can change the course of the HIV epidemic...one woman at a time. #changingthecourse
Please see more at: http://www.thewellproject.org/who-we-are.