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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Reflections on World AIDS Day 2017

Another year, another day that we live in this continuous fight on World AIDS Day.

December 1 and the rest of the year, advocates around the country continue to make things happen. Many who paved the way have died from this awful condition and left their legacy of HOPE and...

World AIDS Day 2017

Today marks the 29th annual World AIDS Day and I'm so grateful to still be here to participate! Myself and and countless others have survived an infection that is trying to take us out 24/7 and I thank God for the much improved meds we have today. I remember all...

Hello all I'm babiegurl75...

Hello all I'm babiegurl75 and I was diagnosed with HIV back in 2002 and I have had a lot of ups and downs in my life I contracted HIV from my fiance in which he passed away a month before I was diagnosed it was hard as hell to deal with grieving over my fiance's death and dealing with my diagnosis it was very hard for me to get things...

Going Back to Work and Fatigue

It's been a long time since I've had the time to send something in. I've been working and volunteering a lot the past few years. I get fatigued a lot, but I push myself.

I have two peer worker positions, one at Planned Parenthood working with people who are of...

Making a Difference in Me

I haven't blogged in so long but felt the need to. There's been many changes implemented in my life this past year. I've moved. I've changed jobs. I've changed doctors. I've Changed Medications. I've Changed Friends. I've become more focused on being free of the things hindering me.

I spent many years where...

I am Every day grateful for...

I am Every day grateful for all who have gone before me an Been the strength, voice and hope I need to stay focused and strong in this journey. It has been 10 years since my diagnosis Ive come along way with disclosure and stigma of my diagnosis. But I keep my head up and know that if we together dont continue to uplift, encourage and love on each other...

This Is Where I Am At

Hello friends.

What a life. I am without a lot of words as I begin to write. Still getting over being banned and overlooked by my mentor and peer navigators. I signed a paper in my medical directive to keep a couple people from my medical records. I don't feel...

My HIV/AIDS Story (Video blog)

Hello! First of all, I want to say how happy I am to be here. I've truly been blessed through my HIV journey to have so many amazing opportunities and blogging for A Girl Like Me is high on the list. I still can't say "A Girl Like Me" out...

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Intro - Jennifer

On February 15, 2016, I was diagnosed HIV, a week later, I was told I had AIDS. I eventually learned that I had contracted HIV from a past boyfriend in 2013. He was diagnosed months after we broke up and he never told me, he gave my number to the...

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...

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