A Girl Like Me (AGLM) is a program of The Well Project and is an online blog where women and girls can share their experiences and promote understanding of HIV. There are millions of women around the globe who are living with HIV, yet many feel they are alone in their disease and isolated in the experiences they go through each day. The goals of AGLM are to help normalize HIV and create a safe space for women living with HIV from around the world to speak out and share their experiences with each other, as well as those seeking a support community.

A Girl Like Me is a Healthline 2016 Best of HIV/STD Blog!

A Girl Like Me was selected based on our ability to educate, inspire, and empower our readers.

Recent Blog Posts

Jun 23, 2017
For that ignorant woman who is positive according to her, who is not updated on stigmatizing language and wrote to Li about me…
Jun 21, 2017
Day 3 evening. Left friends, and meeting with David for a small task I said I would help with. Deal was to get dropped off and ride extra bike back home, meet FBI guy, and head out for a bit.
Jun 20, 2017
Day 2 evening. I spent the day in bed, slept till 7 pm. I did some small tasks during day but not much.
Jun 16, 2017
I have been me for forty six years. I have not always liked me, nor liked my actions; looking back I can see #mypassionrunsdeep.
Jun 8, 2017
Undetectable! All organs and blood panel are perfect! So yeah! It was temporary insanity and stress that I brought on myself and external situations that are eating them! The medicine works but it is...
Jun 6, 2017
Imnobody Who are you? Are you nobody too? I should introduce myself. I'm Imnobody. I'm not a famous person, I'm not rich, I don't have lots of influence. So Imnobody. Just like everyone else. When I...
May 24, 2017
When I received the email stating I had received a full scholarship to attend the 25th Harm Reduction International Conference in Montreal, Canada, to say I was excited is an understatement.
May 22, 2017
I'm a 54 year old single Mom and Grandmother. I am newly diagnosed April of 2016. I am a psychology student. I run a charity that helps runaways and young people - women aging out of foster care. I...
May 16, 2017
I keep on reflecting back to when I used to be a home based care provider. My experiences back then, I go to very sick persons’ homes that are living with HIV and AIDS. Most were very sad ones and...
May 12, 2017
I'm so tired of people assuming that because I'm positive that my partner just automatically is positive as well. I'm always asked to participate in studies, speak on panels and the first thing...

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