aging and HIV

Healing Hope's picture
Era 1985 y tenía 21 años cuando el presidente Ronald Reagan anunció al mundo el principio de una nueva enfermedad: GRID o inmunodeficiencia asociada a la homosexualidad, más tarde conocida como síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida o SIDA. Recuerdo específicamente haber escuchado las palabras "asociada a la homosexualidad", así que, claro, pensé que no tenía nada de qué preocuparme.
Submitted on Sep 30, 2022
Healing Hope's picture
It was 1985, I was 21 years old and President Ronald Reagan announced to the world the genesis of a new disease; G.R.I.D. or the Gay Related Immune Disorder, later known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS. I specifically recall hearing the words 'gay-related' so of course I thought I had nothing to worry about.
Submitted on Sep 30, 2022
MariaHIVMejia's picture
This blog was not easy to write… Yes, HIV took my motherhood… Back in those times when I was diagnosed, we had no medicine. At least, I didn't have any access to treatment in Colombia, my country...
Submitted on Aug 31, 2022
MariaHIVMejia's picture
Today marks my 34 year battle with HIV! I never thought I would make it this far! Thank you to all that have helped me and taught me in this journey to be a better human being.
Submitted on Apr 18, 2022
MariaHIVMejia's picture
¡Hoy es el aniversario con mi batalla de 34 años con el VIH! ¡Nunca pensé que llegaría a vivir tantos años con esta condición humana!
Submitted on Apr 18, 2022
MariaHIVMejia's picture
I want to thank everyone that has wished me a happy birthday! Every year is a miracle to me!
Submitted on Apr 14, 2022
MariaHIVMejia's picture
¡Quiero agradecer a todos los que me han deseado un feliz cumpleaños! ¡Cada año es un milagro para mí! Me dieron máximo para vivir hasta los 28 años y estoy orgullosa de cumplir 49 años hoy.
Submitted on Apr 14, 2022
Red40something's picture
If you can read this, or let someone read it to you, and you are sexually active – and you don't know your status or the status of your partner(s), you are at risk for HIV. Yes, YOU TOO! Woman, man,...
Submitted on Jan 31, 2022
HIVstigmafighter's picture
This month I had the opportunity to participate in the 'Stories from HIV Long-Term Thrivers' forum where I gave a spoken word performance alongside an amazing and inspiring panel. The forum was...
Submitted on Jan 30, 2022
tj30trust's picture
I honestly can't get over how entitled and disrespectful and disappointing some Black men continue to be. You have the audacity to call me your baby to get me in bed but would not defend me if I was...
Submitted on Dec 6, 2021

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