Powerful Women Confront HIV
Powerful Women Confront HIV Women with HIV face overwhelming challenges. First, they must push through the fear and stigma of being an HIV-positive woman. Then they must endure the isolation they feel when they share their status with family, friends and even caregivers. And for many women, their HIV diagnosis is but one aspect of an incredibly challenging life -- from childhood trauma to poverty and low self-esteem -- that have the potential to overshadow their lives. It takes a powerful woman to find the strength to confront these challenges, share her story, and find the care she needs. Under the direction of Dr. Edward Machtinger, the Women's HIV Program at UCSF (WHP) is a new model of primary care to help women regain their health, their strength, and their power.