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.

Contributors (Bloggers)

I am a 29 year old woman, wife and mother. My husband and I were diagnosed during my pregnancy in 2007. I was raised in a middle class family and am well educated. In fact, I hold three college...
Hello, I am a 50 year old woman from the Midwest & HIV positive. I am not sure how long…several doctors did not check me because I did not know "how to ask". I was sexually active and showed...
Vickie Lynn is a 3rd year doctoral student at the University of South Florida, (USF), College of Public Health (COPH), Community and Family Health (CFH), with a focus in Behavioral Health. Her...
My name is Lynn, I am 41 years old and I live in Minnesota. I have one young son who is the light of my life. I hold a Master's degree in the mental health field and work two jobs. I have been HIV...
My name is Mandy Webb and I was diagnosed HIV Positive back in 2002 after a long, long time of illness and looking back…wondering why the hell I wasn't tested earlier??? I ended up being admitted to...
My name is Maria Mejia. I am a 40 year old Colombian female that lives in Miami, FL. I’ve been positive for 20 years. Although almost all my life I have been in long term relationships with HIV...
Martha E. Lang is an educator, researcher, activist and long term survivor of HIV/AIDS. She holds a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology. She has taught and spoken widely on issues related to HIV/AIDS...
I am Mel and I am well, healthy, happy and living with HIV. 46 years old, 14 years with the virus, and I believe with its help, I have finally grown up! Not quite a wise woman yet, but aware enough...
Mina K. is a teenage girl who lives in the United States. Mina is a new blogger and a youth advocate. She writes about living with HIV, school, being adopted, friends, family, and things going on in...
Michelle Anderson, Ms. Plus America 2011, is the first openly HIV-positive woman to ever run for, and win, a national pageant title. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas and is very active in her...

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