A Girl Like Me (AGLM) is a program of The Well Project and is an online “blog” where women of all ages can share their stories and promote understanding of HIV through online storytelling. There are millions of women around the globe who are living with HIV and AIDS, yet many feel they are alone in their disease and isolated in the experiences they go through each day. The goals of AGLM are to help normalize HIV and AIDS in women and girls, and create a safe space for women living with HIV from around the world to speak out and share their experience of what it is to live life with HIV.

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Intro - Alecia

I'm a 17 year advocate. I'm a 47 year old separated mother of 3. I contracted HIV from an ex-boyfriend who was separated from his baby mother; they both were positive and I didn't know about his status. I was separated from my son’s father and that is how we...

We Have to Fight!

You know I feel that in life we have to fight! I am an instinctual fighter by nature. "I can't help it," I hate excuses!! How can you ask me to fight for you and your life, and I ask you to help me help you by sharing a video...

Do Not Punish Yourself When Stigmatized

I went for my usual clinic at my facility and it is routine to take pregnancy test before collecting medicine. I remember after taking the test, four of us were expectant. During this period, I was still suffering from stigmatization. But this was not only me, there was a lady...

Hi everyone! I just...

Hi everyone! I just happened to stumble upon this little corner of the internet while I was desperately looking for support, connections, even friendships with someone who I can relate with. I was born with HIV in 1983. I am now healthy and I am very quickly approaching my 34 birthday. I will be 3 years older than my mom was when she passed away in 1991. I know she...

Death at My Door

Hopelessness is my beginning, I hope to succeed, I hope to...

Daily we experience death on so many levels. Death of a loved one is probably first on your mind. How about death of a career, TV series or a household item (your blow dryer or iron); death of a...

Scarlet Letters

"Measured by the prisoner's experience, however, it might reckoned a journey of some length; for, haughty as her demeanor was, she perchance underwent an agony from every footstep of those that thronged to see her, as if her heart had been flung in the street for them all to spurn...

Hurricane Irma

Irma plus 2. How has my life been impacted by Irma and does HIV become a priority concern? No, after securing my meds to a safe location. Safety, water, food, shelter, that's what's on my mind.

I sit with my guy (HIV negative) at the Factory, local eatery and pub;...

The Change

Life for me and how I saw the world changed three years ago in April 2015. I remember it like it was yesterday. I had just put my pre-k students on the bus to go home, when I came back to my classroom and checked my phone (a habit of...

Hello All My name is Dawn...

Hello All My name is Dawn 2007 was my year of diagnosis and it has been a life changing experience for me. I cant say all changes have been bad but I wish that when I first was diagnosed I had a better support system or knew of resources that were around to help me through. Today I am ok with my status I use all my knowledge I have...

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Intro - Alecia

I'm a 17 year advocate. I'm a 47 year old separated mother of 3. I contracted HIV from an ex-boyfriend who was separated from his baby mother; they both were positive and I didn't know about his status. I was separated from my son’s father and that is how we...

We Have to Fight!

You know I feel that in life we have to fight! I am an instinctual fighter by nature. "I can't help it," I hate excuses!! How can you ask me to fight for you and your life, and I ask you to help me help you by sharing a video...

Do Not Punish Yourself When Stigmatized

I went for my usual clinic at my facility and it is routine to take pregnancy test before collecting medicine. I remember after taking the test, four of us were expectant. During this period, I was still suffering from stigmatization. But this was not only me, there was a lady...

Hi everyone! I just...

Hi everyone! I just happened to stumble upon this little corner of the internet while I was desperately looking for support, connections, even friendships with someone who I can relate with. I was born with HIV in 1983. I am now healthy and I am very quickly approaching my 34 birthday. I will be 3 years older than my mom was when she passed away in 1991. I know she...

Death at My Door

Hopelessness is my beginning, I hope to succeed, I hope to...

Daily we experience death on so many levels. Death of a loved one is probably first on your mind. How about death of a career, TV series or a household item (your blow dryer or iron); death of a...

Scarlet Letters

"Measured by the prisoner's experience, however, it might reckoned a journey of some length; for, haughty as her demeanor was, she perchance underwent an agony from every footstep of those that thronged to see her, as if her heart had been flung in the street for them all to spurn...

Hurricane Irma

Irma plus 2. How has my life been impacted by Irma and does HIV become a priority concern? No, after securing my meds to a safe location. Safety, water, food, shelter, that's what's on my mind.

I sit with my guy (HIV negative) at the Factory, local eatery and pub;...

The Change

Life for me and how I saw the world changed three years ago in April 2015. I remember it like it was yesterday. I had just put my pre-k students on the bus to go home, when I came back to my classroom and checked my phone (a habit of...

Hello All My name is Dawn...

Hello All My name is Dawn 2007 was my year of diagnosis and it has been a life changing experience for me. I cant say all changes have been bad but I wish that when I first was diagnosed I had a better support system or knew of resources that were around to help me through. Today I am ok with my status I use all my knowledge I have...

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