As a young woman living with HIV I have this to say: It has had a big impact on my life. At first I did not understand what HIV is, all I heard of it was a very bad killing virus and I thought I was...
Submitted on : Jul 19, 2013
Helena Nangombe is a 27 year old young woman who has been living with HIV, standing as a strong survivor of sexual abuse. Helena is extremely ambitious and self-motivated as a youth advocate. She is...
Submitted on : Jul 15, 2013
Sometimes I wonder, truly wonder...where did the 'Girl in Me' go? Then, things happen as they did last night. Here in my city, Winston-Salem, NC...I'm privileged to be a part of so many things.....
Submitted on : May 23, 2013
I am a retired RN and 58 years old. I was diagnosed in July 2002 while I was living in a battered women's shelter in Winston-Salem, NC. The person who infected me was my boyfriend of two years. He...
Submitted on : May 8, 2013
Sonya posted a new blog Infected/Affected, Who Cares? on A Girl Like Me’s “Voices from our Allies” page: Someone once stated “only people who are HIV + can understand HIV”, and I so beg to differ. As...
Submitted on : May 3, 2013
Someone once stated "only people who are HIV + can understand HIV", and I so beg to differ. As a person who is negative and gets tested on a regular basis and has been doing HIV activism since the...
Submitted on : May 3, 2013
OMG!!!!! in a few days I will be 40 YEARS OLD!!! and 24 years living with HIV ! When I was infected in 1989 at the age of 16 and then diagnosed 1 week after my 18th bday in April 18 1991, IT WAS A...
Submitted on : Apr 4, 2013
OK... My soul is hurting. I feel so powerless. :( I have people from all over the world writing me that they have no medicine! That they are discriminated and it is happening here in the United...
Submitted on : Mar 15, 2013
In observance of World AIDS Day 2012, we asked A Girl Like Me bloggers, "What is the one thing about HIV that you’ve learned or experienced this year that has made a difference in your life and would...
Submitted on : Nov 29, 2012
Sonya posted a new blog Remove Your Mask on A Girl Like Me’s “Voices from our Allies” page: ½ of my LIFE, I’ve lived behind a MASK…for a MAN. I hid my true self, true feelings & true sexual...
Submitted on : Nov 28, 2012

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