battling stigma

Isn’t it weird how two words can have so many different connotations and contradictions when used to describe people and things? Let’s start with the word ‘Negative’- not a word that people like to...
Submitted on May 24, 2011
I want to start by saying I am not a doctor or a scientist! I speak from my own experience as many of you know! I have been positive for 20 years, and I decided not to be on medication for the first...
Submitted on May 16, 2011
My name is Joy, I am 32 years old, a mother to a handsome 4 year old boy and HIV positive. I live in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. It all started about 8 years ago when after finishing...
Submitted on May 12, 2011
Isn’t it weird how we are perceived by others? I went to meet friends for an ‘Andy Warhol’ exhibition the other day; I’ve known them for years and met them through being Positive. I don’t get to see...
Submitted on Apr 27, 2011
On a trip to the local Health Department with my daughter today, I decided to attempt to volunteer (to help educate), AGAIN! I don't know what, or where....but it makes sense to me....to make myself...
Submitted on Apr 20, 2011
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Submitted on Apr 15, 2011
Becoming HIV Positive really turned my life ‘Upside Down’ and really put things into perspective. Working out what was really important and rationalizing about things that happened and why they...
Submitted on Apr 11, 2011
Once again my blog will be about something that happened in my Facebook. I have the name there 'MariaHIV'. I created that name not because I am HIV, but because I wanted to attract people to it..so...
Submitted on Apr 6, 2011
After enduring so much stigma from people who claim to love and want what's best for me... I unconsciously began to stigmatise myself. Which I see now is the worst form of stigma. I forgot who and...
Submitted on Mar 29, 2011
Lately I've not been blogging simply because I've been sick. For the first time since my diagnosis 4 years ago, I'm actually experiencing signs and symptoms of HIV. This has been very difficult for...
Submitted on Mar 24, 2011

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