Get the basics on HIV transmission: how it is and is not spread, both common and rare types of transmission, and how to avoid getting HIV.
Submitted on : May 22, 2014
Just test positive for HIV? Look here for help on next steps, normal feelings, and finding support.
Submitted on : May 12, 2014
Yesterday I attended a Celebration of Life for a wonderful family friend named Lisa. She was a beautiful, intelligent, funny and loving individual…the kind of person who could light up the room with...
Submitted on : May 1, 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
Sonya posted a new blog, Hiding Behind the "Good Book"... , on A Girl Like Me's Voices from our Allies: Why is it so hard to understand that getting infected with HIV/AIDS is possible and can happen...
Submitted on : Apr 3, 2014
I am invisible, yet you see me everywhere I am grief and despair I feed off ignorance and fear. I am caution thrown to the wind I have a beginning with no end. I am anger, I am shame I've spent...
Submitted on : Apr 2, 2014
Why is it so hard to understand that getting infected with HIV/AIDS is possible and can happen to you? Just because you saved and sanctified and running for your God doesn't exclude you….yes, you!...
Submitted on : Apr 1, 2014
The summer I was 19. It was fall, 1989. Life was simple living in a small rural community in the eastern United States. I got into a routine. I slept during the day, worked at night. I was looking...
Submitted on : Mar 24, 2014
Wow that time again? Another blog and I am enjoying the chance to reflect and share. Thank you AGLM. I felt fabulous when I received feedback and comments when my blog reached publication. Such a...
Submitted on : Mar 9, 2014
"I've learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave person is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."- Madiba When I moved to Chicago a...
Submitted on : Mar 9, 2014

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Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find a friendly health care provider who is knowledgeable about HIV and pregnancy. Some health care providers simply are not aware of the wealth of information about pregnancy planning for their patients living with HIV (HIV+). Perhaps even more challenging, though, are the judgmental attitudes that many health care providers still have.

Learn about physical activity and exercise – what they are and how much you need to stay healthy. Also get low-tech tips on how to get moving!

Get the basics about STDs: who gets them, why they are important, and how to protect yourself. Also learn about ten of the most common STDs.