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

Aug 6, 2012
- jae001
Washington D.C. last week was amazing. I showed up to the Bed & Breakfast we were staying at not knowing who anyone was. I seriously thought I was the only blogger there. At that point I still...
Aug 3, 2012
I’m incredibly fortunate that I have not had many barriers in access to treatment for my HIV. I have great insurance, the ability to pay for my medications (through my co-pay) and even a Health...
Aug 2, 2012
Before I decided to post this video I was thrilled, yet hesitant. I am thrilled that I can be a part of A Girl Like Me and try to make a difference to someone somewhere. But then the thoughts of not...
Aug 1, 2012
The 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC kicked off on the 22nd of July 2012 and I was one of the lucky few bloggers who was lucky enough to attend this wonderful conference (where...
Jul 25, 2012
I arrived in Washington, D.C. a few days ago for AIDS 2012. To summarize my experience in one word….Inspiring. The women I have met are some of the strongest, most courageous and inspiring women I...
Jul 24, 2012
Today is the second day of the International AIDS Conference (IAC) and I am thrilled to be here. I have already met some amazing people and am looking forward to the next four days. One thing that...
Jul 12, 2012
June 28 is a day I’ll never forget: the anniversary of my HIV diagnosis. It was 1988. I was only 19, and didn’t know a single other HIV-positive woman. Misinformation and fear dominated the public...
Jul 11, 2012
It's been 18 years since South Africa marched to democracy...one would think we have progressed and are liberal, but it's the opposite. We have the highest HIV prevalence, more than 5.7 million are...
Jun 26, 2012
The International AIDS Conference (AIC) is less than 30 days away and I just wanted to write a quick update on what is going on. There will be some amazing speakers at the Conference: 42nd President...
Jun 25, 2012
Once you’ve made the decision to take medication, it is crucial to adhere to your prescribed regimen. I’m prescribed Truvada and Isentress. I take one of each in the morning and one more Isentress in...


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