In 1997, WORLD was able to hire two additional office staff to assist with Information Services and Volunteer Coordination. Three months later, WORLD staffed a Peer Advocate Program to provide one-on-one support, guidance, and information to other HIV+ women in the community.
In 2000, WORLD hosted its first Women and Family Day Retreat for families of HIV+ women, and received funding for a Latina Peer Advocate position in recognition of the growing HIV infection rate among Latinas.
In 2014, WORLD joined forces with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a global organization that provides HIV/AIDS care to over 315,000 people in 34 countries worldwide. Through this union, WORLD and AHF will continue to jointly support thousands of people living with HIV throughout the Greater Bay Area.