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The fifth in our The Well Project Leadership Exchange series features a conversation between The Well Project community advisory board (CAB) and Women’s Research Initiative on HIV/AIDS (WRI) member Gina Brown, RSW and our WRI member Chuck Wira, PhD. Gina is a community engagement manager at the Southern AIDS Coalition and Chuck is a professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. They are both long-time and highly valued members of the WRI. Please check out this warm dialogue as two long-time colleagues learn new things about each other and the ways they are each working to change the landscape of HIV for women.

The Well Project Leadership Exchange is a new series connecting thoughtleaders in the HIV community to explore one another’s work, activism, and personal experiences. This series will bring together cis and trans women and others who uplift women’s voices across the HIV community in dialogue. Please join us for this remarkable series as we look to find new ways to connect leaders and learn from one another during these unusual and challenging times.

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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. Visit their website,, to access fact sheets (English and Spanish), blogs, and advocacy tools, and to join a global community of women living with HIV.