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Dec 9, 2013
As I reflect on World AIDS Day last week, I still marvel at the Stigma attached to HIV/AIDS especially in my own people. ( I stand corrected). A lot of people still associate the illness with...
Dec 2, 2013
World AIDS Day is not only a day to remember those who have lost their lives or who are surviving with HIV, it is a day to honor all the courageous people who have dedicated their careers and their...
Dec 2, 2013
My message for World AIDS Day: HIV stops with me! Please, if you know you have the virus, disclose before engaging in sexual relations. Do not put anyone at risk because of selfish reasons, or...
Nov 22, 2013
This is something that should have started a year and a half ago, but I guess there is no better time like the present. This is my story: I am a 33 year old female born, bread, buttered in...
Nov 15, 2013
I think the last couple of blogs I wrote I started with, “it has been a while since I have written”, and I could start this blog the same way. I have been overloaded, overwhelmed, and overstressed. I...
Nov 13, 2013
I did it! I had weight loss surgery just about one week ago. I had the vertical gastric sleeve, which is where they go in and change the size of your stomach from approximately the size of a football...
Oct 28, 2013
I've been away for awhile. Quite honestly, I've been a bit self-absorbed. I've been concentrating on myself...mentally, physically and spiritually. I am preparing for weight loss surgery...I am...
Oct 25, 2013
“Jyoti, I want to marry you, and this time I am sure of it.” I looked at him, not believing a word. Marry me? An HIV-positive woman? When he couldn’t commit to me for the whole two and half years we...
Oct 22, 2013
After all the trials and storms, always believe that a rainbow will come. Never feel bad for the things you go through, these are the times and things that makes us strong and evolve spiritually. It...
Oct 7, 2013
In this part of the world were I come from (Nigeria), our people do not see female circumcision as a big issue that needs to be talked about or to educate people about. It happened that I was called...

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