Today was my eighth anniversary with HIV. I was diagnosed in a small town doctor’s office, all alone and terrified, eight years ago today. It was the first time that I don’t remember crying when the...
Submitted on : Mar 5, 2013
When I look in the mirror, I hate everything about you. You are fat and ugly! You've got pimples all over your face and your teeth are crooked. Nobody is going to want you. Ha-ha! They're talking...
Submitted on : Jan 30, 2013
Everyone asks me what’s my secret behind my proactivity in life. How do I manage to work 9 hours a day in office, yet find time for friends? How do I balance my official work to that of Activism? How...
Submitted on : Nov 5, 2012
Remember that the beautiful butterfly was once a cocoon. There is hope as long as there is life <3. "Being strong is also coming to terms that life is not easy, we may not always be happy and we...
Submitted on : Nov 2, 2012
Let’s admit it…I have had my bad days MORE than my good days. Days when I feel down, I feel blue, I feel weepy and burst into tears. I love life so much and live each and every moment, every second...
Submitted on : Oct 15, 2012
Now on to the next hurdle I have had to face. This one hits my heart!!!! My 13 year old daughter has been riding the bus and staying the night often with her best friend who has severe OI (brittle...
Submitted on : Oct 5, 2012
Sonya posted a new blog “ It is My Business ” on A Girl Like Me's "Voices from our Allies" page: Did you ever stop to think that just maybe, your actions are affecting me? I know you say all the time...
Submitted on : Aug 30, 2012
Did you ever stop to think that just maybe, your actions are affecting me? I know you say all the time "what I do is my business, I'm not hurting anyone", but the fact of the matter is that yes, you...
Submitted on : Aug 30, 2012
It's been 18 years since South Africa marched to democracy...one would think we have progressed and are liberal, but it's the opposite. We have the highest HIV prevalence, more than 5.7 million are...
Submitted on : Jul 11, 2012
Two days after a self attempted suicide I woke up to bright sunlight streaming down my face. Ooooh what beautiful weather. What a beautiful day. Throwing the mink blanket aside I tried to get up from...
Submitted on : Apr 20, 2012

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Learn about reasonable accommodation in the workplace, your rights by law as a person living with HIV, and how to take care of yourself at work.

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