activism, advocacy

I am a wife and mother of six children, one who was born with HIV over 27 years ago, and have been living with HIV myself for over 30 years.
Submitted on Apr 24, 2017
Upon entering the police vehicle I asked the officer to please let me take my purse so I had my meds, they were very important. I told the officer I was HIV positive and my meds were in the purse. He...
Submitted on Apr 3, 2017
Quiero que todos vean la falta de educación que hay en todas partes! Por eso es importante mostrar nuestras caras y salir de la oscuridad! Esta es una condición humana que es 100% prevenible y como...
Submitted on Mar 21, 2017
I want you all to see the lack of education that is out there! This is why it is important to show our faces and come out of the dark! This is a human condition that is 100% preventable and as I...
Submitted on Mar 21, 2017
As it draws closer to my mom’s birthday, I can’t help but still be overcome with emotion. I can’t emphasize how I felt my life would surely end because I’ve never known sadness like losing my mom. I...
Submitted on Mar 15, 2017
The Office of Women's Health picked me for one of the ambassadors for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. That is on March 10 every year so it's tomorrow. There are lots of ambassadors, a group of us.
Submitted on Mar 9, 2017
Women and girls who are living with HIV/AIDS wear many hats. We are mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, wives, caretakers, friends–and the many hats can go on and on. National Women and Girls HIV/...
Submitted on Mar 9, 2017
"He tried to erase me in one fell swoop. Make my existence not even worthy of a footnote or postscript." These are the words I wanted to scream as I searched the White House page on Friday, January 20, 2017
Submitted on Jan 24, 2017
What more can I say? When I step into the room, I hear the whispers. I hope she is not going to talk about HIV/AIDS or ask me if I've been tested!
Submitted on Jan 13, 2017
Hey everyone, HAPPY NEW YEAR… I’m Janelle Luster born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, 24 years old, I was diagnosed in March of 2012.
Submitted on Jan 5, 2017

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