A Girl Like Me (AGLM) is a program of The Well Project and is an online "blog" where women of all ages can share their stories and promote understanding of HIV through online storytelling. There are millions of women around the globe who are living with HIV and AIDS, 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 AIDS in women and girls, and create a safe space for women living with HIV from around the world to speak out and share their experience of what it is to live life with HIV.

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Feb 5, 2016
"I am a woman born on the soil of New York City, who entered her adolescence in the less-populated rural region of the state of Georgia. Such duplicity has been the standard of my life, being also...
Feb 3, 2016
In this blog I would like to begin to explore the issue of side effects from Combination Antiretroviral Therapy (cART) . Admitting that they even exist can be difficult when we are told repeatedly...
Feb 1, 2016
You know, it is so hard for some people to talk about HIV! It's like if they even talk about it, they fear others will think they have it! I AM SO TIRED OF THE SHAME AND STIGMA of this human...
Jan 27, 2016
An ordinary woman, who has lived an extraordinary life. Now age 61.5... I am Humbled, Blessed and truly Grateful for All. My entire life, in retrospect has been one of uniqueness, never following the...
Jan 27, 2016
HIV and Me… All in the name of finding a cure what I did. I diagnosed myself in 2000, but at that time there was no public information about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). My whole world...
Jan 26, 2016
Being an advocate, I'm subjected to some not so favorable experiences. Cure fanatics who believe me to be ignorant for not at least trying herbalist options. People who assume I, and every other HIV...
Jan 22, 2016
I just want to help, as you already know. I got a private message today. It made my day - touched me in so many ways. It was an honor getting it. I feel honored, deserving. I just want to help people...
Jan 20, 2016
Hi! I am Erika Castellanos. I am a transgender woman living with HIV from Belize. (You don’t know where Belize is? (Psst!! Belize is a small English speaking country in Central America!) I am co-...
Jan 20, 2016
Everyone calls me "Angel". It has been my nickname for as long as I can remember. I was born in March of 1979. I am 36 years old. I am in recovery from an addictive lifestyle. I have 13 years clean...
Jan 13, 2016
It has been a while since I wrote anything, but I have been reading a lot of the blogs. I had my health in check or so I thought. I ate well, rested, took vitamins and took care of myself when I was...

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