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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
Escalice's picture
After putting it off for the last couple of years because of Covid and moving, and my anxiety around doctors and fearing bad news, I have finally begun catching up with my well appointments. I ALWAYS...
Submitted on Apr 18, 2022
Precious Kaniki's picture
I wanted to be an electrical engineer. Then, at 14 years old, I was told I am HIV positive. Many young girls and women do vividly remember how they were told about their HIV diagnosis. Perhaps this...
Submitted on Apr 8, 2022
MariaHIVMejia's picture
I really don't know where to start! I know that I always, or most of the time, start with that same phrase. It's been extremely hard to deal with this pandemic, to see the suffering that I have witnessed, and live myself!!!
Submitted on Mar 25, 2022
Bethany M. Brown M.Ed.'s picture
I remember when I was first diagnosed in 1996, and I was constantly reminded about those before me of whom died from AIDS. Most often it was couched in the context of medication: "You are fortunate...
Submitted on Mar 14, 2022
Bethany M. Brown M.Ed.'s picture
It appears that I am the first patient in my area to request being present for my clinic's staff interdisciplinary team meeting whereupon they discuss all of the details of my case.
Submitted on Mar 1, 2022
ci.ciiiiii's picture
Are you stupid? Or are you dumb? What in the hell would possess you to breastfeed a new, precious, innocent life? Do you hate her or something? Why break something that ain't broken? You already know...
Submitted on Feb 7, 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

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