battling stigma

This article is cross-posted from TheBody.com's Resource Center on Starting HIV Treatment . I've been HIV positive for 20 years, 10 of them without any HIV meds; and for the last 10 years I have been...
Submitted on Aug 24, 2011
I just read a blog about Ms. Plus America being HIV positive. I must say that I am so proud of her. For starters, I'm both plus size and HIV positive, so It's nice to read about more people like...
Submitted on Aug 15, 2011
I want to be the voices of those that have been discriminated for living with HIV/AIDS or for supporting us! There are stories of people from all over the world that wrote me in my international...
Submitted on Jun 13, 2011
Back in 2006 while I was starting my first year of my Fine Art Degree, I was given the Project Brief: AUTOBIOGRAPHY. This was it, this was the time to disclose my status, this was the time to tell...
Submitted on Jun 10, 2011
I received the news that I have been accepted do my Masters degree. I was excited beyond words. As I shared these wonderful news with a close friend of mine I could not help but notice the worry in...
Submitted on Jun 6, 2011
"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." Kahlil Gibran In our society we tend to push our senior citizens aside. We forget that they...
Submitted on Jun 6, 2011
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

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