WILLOW Program

The Women Involved in Life Learning from Other Women (WILLOW) is a small group skill-building intervention for women living with HIV. The intervention emphasizes gender pride and informs women on how to identify and maintain supportive people in their social networks. The intervention enhances awareness of HIV transmission risk behaviors, discredits myths regarding HIV prevention for people living with HIV, teaches skills for negotiating safer sex, reinforces the benefits of consistent condom use, teaches women how to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy, relationships and discusses the impact of abusive partners on safer sex.