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As 2015 draws to a close, I can't help but reflect on this year and dream about the upcoming year, 2016. One of my biggest accomplishments in 2015 was a new job. My previous job was well aware of my...
Submitted on Jan 5, 2016
I was chosen to receive a scholarship to attend CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections) in Seattle from February 23-26, 2015.
Submitted on Mar 2, 2015
The Ohio AIDS Coalition recently sponsored the Ohio Conference on HIV/AIDS. The Ohio AIDS Coalition has a new Director, Patrick Beatty. I really feel that he is an amazing resource for Ohio, as he...
Submitted on Feb 9, 2015
I recently had the privilege of speaking for the Ohio State University AIDS Clinical Trials Unit. This was my first time speaking before a group of people (let alone, people who knew my HIV status)!...
Submitted on Jan 29, 2015
I was able to attend the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) in San Diego, held October 2-5, 2014. This conference had over 2,000 attendees, many of whom worked in the HIV community. The sessions...
Submitted on Oct 9, 2014
While at the Positive Women's Network Speak Up! Summit, I was able to participate in many wonderful sessions. One session that really resonated with me was in regard to treatment advocacy. Treatment...
Submitted on Sep 22, 2014
I arrived to find an amazing group of women at the Positive Women's Network - Speak Up! A National Leadership Summit for Women Living with HIV.
Submitted on Sep 18, 2014
I told my son that I am HIV positive. It didn't go quite as I imagined. I had pictured him older and under different circumstances. But the opportunity presented itself and I followed through.
Submitted on Sep 3, 2014
As I was sitting by the pool watching my son and nephew splash and play I saw my phone light up, alerting me to a notice on Facebook. I opened the notice and read a message that had been posted on my...
Submitted on Jul 21, 2014
For those of you that follow my blog, you know I had weight loss surgery in November 2013. Since that time, I've lost 102 pounds! My initial goal was to lose 100 pounds. Since reaching that, I've...
Submitted on Jun 23, 2014

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