As it draws closer to my mom’s birthday, I can’t help but still be overcome with emotion. I can’t emphasize how I felt my life would surely end because I’ve never known sadness like losing my mom. I...
Submitted on : Mar 15, 2017
In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), The Well Project joined forces with partner organization, Positive Women's Network-USA, to present its 1st webinar in the WATCH! 2017 series, "What You Need to Know: HIV Among Transgender Women and Barriers to Care."
Submitted on : Mar 14, 2017
This year I was looking forward to changes with the new president. I realize it is a choice to get on an antiviral therapy and continue to strive to reach an undetectable viral load. Today I went to...
Submitted on : Mar 14, 2017
The Office of Women's Health picked me for one of the ambassadors for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. That is on March 10 every year so it's tomorrow. There are lots of ambassadors, a group of us.
Submitted on : Mar 9, 2017
Women and girls who are living with HIV/AIDS wear many hats. We are mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, wives, caretakers, friends–and the many hats can go on and on. National Women and Girls HIV/...
Submitted on : Mar 9, 2017
On 12/31/1993 I was called to draw blood from an IV drug user with AIDS. I did not pause for a second going in to draw her blood.
Submitted on : Jan 27, 2017
"He tried to erase me in one fell swoop. Make my existence not even worthy of a footnote or postscript." These are the words I wanted to scream as I searched the White House page on Friday, January 20, 2017
Submitted on : Jan 24, 2017
I read several blogs this week reminding me: not everyone has to or can be at the front. Those of us who like to work behind the scenes are actually very productive in our communities given we love what we do.
Submitted on : Jan 3, 2017
Today marks 33 years since the discovery of the HIV virus... and this same virus has been reigning for decades. As we commemorate this day by remembering fallen heroes we ought to acknowledge the...
Submitted on : Dec 1, 2016
Twenty years ago Mom was preparing to get me into hospice care cause we all thought I was going to die from AIDS complications. Well I pulled through and now feeling good and doing so much better,...
Submitted on : Oct 12, 2016

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