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 is recognized as leading the charge for women and girls living with HIV by advocating that every woman and girl has the right to access quality, current information about HIV/AIDS, which can mean the difference between survival and death. It was founded by Dawn Averitt Bridge, who was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 at age 19 and has since become one of the nation’s most prominent HIV/AIDS treatment advocates, holding federal appointments to the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council and the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.
- Since 2002, The Well Project has focused on three critical gaps related to
women and HIV: information access, targeted research, and community support. In
response to those needs, The Well Project has created three major
1. Web portals and other online resources that provide education and easy access to its low-literacy articles related to women and HIV
2. Women’s Research Initiative on HIV/AIDS (WRI) was established in 2003 to elevate, enhance, and expedite HIV treatment and prevention research on women and girls and identify gaps in clinical care and research (see separate grant proposal for more information on the WRI or go to www.womensresearchinitiative.org).
3. “A Girl Like Me” blog, the unique online global support community that both increases awareness and decreases stigma for women and girls with HIV by enabling them to share their stories and experiences in a safe space.
Our promise to you is that we will never betray your trust; we will protect your interests as vigorously as we would protect our own.
Together, we can change the course of the HIV epidemic...one woman at a time.
Please take a moment to watch this brief video about The Well Project and our work to better serve our large global audience: