"Why do you make such a publicity stunt of yourself?", chided one person. "Why can't you just be happy, shut up and enjoy your marital bliss? After all you have got a loving home and a loving family...
Submitted on : May 7, 2015
I have written this over and over again. I was going to write about the things that disappointed me while at AIDSWATCH 2015 but I couldn't. I have no desire to put people on blast. It would not...
Submitted on : Apr 24, 2015
I was born with HIV. I am supposed to be pessimistic about everything in life. I'm supposed to graduate high school and barely make it to college, let alone graduate from college.
Submitted on : Apr 13, 2015
My name is Mina and I am a teenager who was born with HIV. I am happy to be a new blogger for A Girl Like Me. This week is National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (#NYHAAD) and I want to talk about...
Submitted on : Apr 10, 2015
It was a sense of great pride and honor when I was nominated and selected for the prestigious KarmaVeer Chakra and KarmaVeer Global Fellowship Award instituted by iCongo in association with the...
Submitted on : Apr 8, 2015
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
I am 25 years old, HIV born, but totally in control of my destiny. Faith saw me through as well as self healing. I dine in poetry like a Thanksgiving feast. I've already attained touching feats...
Submitted on : Apr 6, 2015
Friends, this is my "releasing ceremony" for my last (who can say if will be my final) relationship. I hope this inspires others to realize there truly is life after heartbreak...though right at the...
Submitted on : Apr 1, 2015
I must share events that happened last weekend…incidents of friends in crisis...or so it was thought, and so it may have been... The first happened on Friday evening while I was in the middle of a...
Submitted on : Feb 15, 2015
I realize that if I don't mention the word HIV...9 out of 10 times you won't either! I still don't see any billboards, commercials, or hear any radio announcements pertaining to the fact that it's a...
Submitted on : Feb 3, 2015

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