I was born in 1957 in a small Northern California town, farming country with a Mom and Dad, two brothers and a sister. I knew at an early age I wanted out of my small and wanted more for my life than just getting married and settling down.
Submitted on : Apr 8, 2015
Learn about the reasons older women are overlooked despite being at risk for HIV, how knowledge is power, and the importance of getting tested.
Submitted on : Feb 6, 2015
Get basic information about what menopause is, what it looks and feels like, treatments for symptoms, and keeping healthy after menopause.
Submitted on : Aug 6, 2014
Who will teach the nursing home staff that HIV infected elders are not terrible dirty people? Who will teach them, educate them and instill some compassion and kindness into them? How will we be...
Submitted on : Jul 14, 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
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
I try to write very positive things on my blog. I figure that I can reach out to others to let them know that we can live our dreams. I really never talk about my issues and concerns. I do have...
Submitted on : Sep 8, 2013
"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

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There are several different options for reducing the chances of passing on HIV while trying to get pregnant. If you are a woman living with HIV who is either single or in a same-sex relationship, the conception options below will help you understand what might be the best for you, and to prepare for discussions with your health care provider.

Learn about lab tests that are important for your health – what they are, what they measure, and how results are used.

In 2005 the Women and HIV Think Tank changed its name to WRI to reflect the work of the group and ongoing commitment to measurable results in the management of HIV disease in women.