Women living with HIV (WLWH) face unique challenges when it comes to care and treatment. The existing models of care must consider the degrees in which women engage and process information. This session will expound on the impact of well-designed virtual support groups on engagement of care, medication adherence, and emotional and behavioral health. We will also address how to scale interventions across multiple populations of women.
This conference session will challenge mindsets and belief around how systems change. Witness how women take the lead on advocating for healthy and whole living and how they leverage power dynamics to work in their favor. Many laws around women of color impede reproductive and sexual freedom instead of providing justice through protection and empowerment. Lack of access to culturally appropriate perinatal healthcare for Black women further increases health disparities Navigation of healthcare for black lesbian and queer women and girls can be a very daunting process resulting lack medical and behavioral health. Focus groups and survey finding show need for increased efforts to decrease barriers to sexual freedom and reproductive health for Black women.