activism, advocacy

I perfectly recall all that was said by the people around me. My Mother: Promise me that you will never have an operation or have anything cut off…you really must promise me that!! My Father: What would my Mother, your Grandmother, say if she were still alive for God's sake! And to think that you were her special favorite!
Submitted on Jun 30, 2015
So I'm dating this guy, right? And it was so awesome because I had just come out of an abusive relationship that lasted 2 and a half years. This one however, Adam, I considered my best guy friend for...
Submitted on Jun 27, 2015
Sometime ago a young man was sent to see me in my office. I meet with him, he was looking so depressed and frustrated I asked how I may help him. He then told me that he suspects that he is infected...
Submitted on Jun 25, 2015
Hi, my name is Tamahra Freshour. I have been living with HIV for almost 12 years now, diagnosed in October of 2003. I have moved on by helping others; I have an HIV support group on Facebook called...
Submitted on Jun 24, 2015
I am a daughter, niece, sister, cousin and mom. I will be 36 years old this birthday. Three days before I will celebrate my 8 year poziversary. My diagnosis was a surprise, since I had tested...
Submitted on Jun 16, 2015
I was invited to attend the Saving Ourselves Symposium in Memphis, Tennessee this past weekend from June 4-7. I made a promise to myself that before I wrote about the experience, I would calm down first.
Submitted on Jun 11, 2015
HIV has opened me up to so many people, places, prejudices, and misconceptions while completely shutting me off from the rest of the world. HIV had me convinced that no one would love or care about me. I would always be stuck in poverty, lack, doubt and hatred. I was a victim of self-induced stigma.
Submitted on Jun 5, 2015
In many ways, one of our greatest success stories in the fight against HIV/AIDS to date has been our ability to reduce dramatically the rate of new HIV infections being passed from mother to child.
Submitted on May 27, 2015
Michael Johnson is a young black man living with HIV who has recently been found guilty of recklessly infecting another person with HIV without disclosing his status. It seems befitting that I make...
Submitted on May 27, 2015
My spirit gets shaken when people write me and tell me they want to get famous for having HIV. This is not about fame or us!
Submitted on May 20, 2015


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