Intro - Courtney

My name is Courtney. I am 36 years old and from New Jersey. I am a single mom to a son who is 18 years old. I am paralegal for a family lawyer. I was diagnosed in April of 2011 and since that day my life has forever been changed. I been scared to speak about my status because everyone judges you. Some of the first people I told made comments like "You did it to yourself." From that point on I've been pushing it down and living my life not talking about it. I go to all appointments by myself. I hide the medicine bottles. In the end I fell into a major depression. I am in therapy and trying to find where I belong. Then I found The Well Project. I can finally not be ashamed and maybe turn something horrible into something good.

Why Courtney wants to be part of A Girl Like Me: I want to help stop the stigma of HIV. I want to be a change for NJ and I don't want people to be scared to talk or reach out worrying about what others say or think. I know until I found The Well Project, I felt alone. Now I want to put my all into changing the way people see HIV. It's not a death sentence!





Red40something's picture

I'm sorry that was your experience so early on! Those are things people say out of ignorance and possibly fear. I'm glad youre here and have decided to step onto the path of healing. Having a tribe of people around you who are like minded and motivated can be a tremendous boost! Welcome and feel free to reach out for an ear ot virtual hug! Be well! You matter!



JHJohnson's picture

Welcome Courtney!



Janinebrignola's picture

welcome to the family.



Mt406's picture

I have never felt so alone in my life. I found out in May 2019. Life has been really depressing and incredibly lonely. This is the only place I can turn to for support. 


Blog themes: 

Prettyeyebully's recent blog posts

admin's picture

Become a Member

Join our community and become a member to find support and connect to other women living with HIV.

Join now >

Do you get our newsletter?

admin's picture

Sign up for our monthly Newsletter and get the latest info in your inbox.

none_existing name

Red40something's picture

Red40something commented on 9 By 49

Wed, 9/15/2021 - 1:51am

Red40something's picture

Red40something commented on 9 By 49

Wed, 9/15/2021 - 1:50am

Get basic information about a variety of approaches to treating the metabolic changes that may result from living with HIV or taking HIV drugs.

Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. This article addresses treatments for fat loss, or lipoatrophy.

Get basic information about lipodystrophy: body shape changes, metabolic complications, and causes and treatment of fat loss and fat gain.


Browse Blogs by Theme