When I finally understood that HIV is not an infectious contagious disease, I understood that I don't have to self-discriminate, I stopped seeing myself as a ticking timebomb, and began to befriend a virus that, thanks to medication and treatment, I'll be able to keep dormant; I'll be able to transmit so many things, except HIV. I'll be able to transmit my LHIVED experience, transmit my fight to help so many women that, like me, one day at the beginning of their diagnosis, felt it hard to keep living!!!
Many won't be able to tell their story to help us be stronger, but those who survived, like María Mejía, those just came, and those who will come – according to statistics, due to lack of information – will have other thoughts: as strong women, we have to come together to end the social stigma that we women with HIV live with.
It all depends on us and on how we move forward with this new human condition, don't let it keep us from LHIVING a normal life, just like any other woman would, let's never hang our heads and never drop our fists!!