battling stigma

My life is immersed in my search for freedom from active addiction through Narcotics Anonymous. Being a drug addict is an additional stigma to being HIV positive. And while I haven't found much...
Submitted on Apr 30, 2014
Being HIV+ is one thing, doing it as a single hetero female is quite another. I find myself alone, wondering if I will ever find that compatible, understanding human being who is either a saint or...
Submitted on Apr 23, 2014
March has marched on and I feel I have let it drift over me. It began well and I visited my specialist hospital, following a referral from their HIV midwife who I consulted in November. I’m not...
Submitted on Apr 15, 2014
Sonya posted a new blog, I Made a Vow... on A Girl Like Me’s Voices from our Allies: Lynette was in a Harlem hospital on the 3rd floor in a room alone, and refused to give her life to Christ as I...
Submitted on Apr 10, 2014
Lynette was in a Harlem hospital on the 3rd floor in a room alone, and refused to give her life to Christ as I stood there begging! Quarantined due to the opportunistic infection, her body was...
Submitted on Apr 8, 2014
I am in the process of changing HIV doctors. I am going back to the MD that I initially saw when I moved back to Missouri but at that time I was abusing prescription drugs and he saw right through me...
Submitted on Apr 4, 2014
Sonya posted a new blog, Hiding Behind the "Good Book"... , on A Girl Like Me's Voices from our Allies: Why is it so hard to understand that getting infected with HIV/AIDS is possible and can happen...
Submitted on Apr 3, 2014
Why is it so hard to understand that getting infected with HIV/AIDS is possible and can happen to you? Just because you saved and sanctified and running for your God doesn't exclude you….yes, you!...
Submitted on Apr 1, 2014
You can call me Dee. I am 50 years old an have a 13 year old adopted son. I was diagnosed in Atlanta on November 1, 1996. I was having severe fatigue and just knew I needed to be tested for HIV. I...
Submitted on Apr 1, 2014
If you are in the Raleigh-Durham area or have access to a computer between 5 pm - 8 pm EST, please plan to visit the MFA|EDA thesis exhibition/photography exhibit, Please Call Me By My True Names by...
Submitted on Mar 28, 2014

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