battling stigma

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
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
PixiePower's picture
A travel enthusiast, a recent dog mom, foodie, a corporate worker, I entered a new phase of my life in 2019 when I got officially married to this virus (after my diagnosis).
Submitted on Mar 16, 2022
MasoniaTraylor's picture
Respectfully that ship has sailed. I've fought something bigger in the last 2+ years and found something even greater within myself. I don't like for people to whisper "HIV" to me- nah... say it with...
Submitted on Mar 13, 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
María Natalia Sáenz Agudelo's picture
Para leer este blog en español, presione aquí . "I'm scared" I've lost count of the number of times I've heard that blunt phrase from people that I tell that I'm a seropositive woman. Hidden behind...
Submitted on Feb 7, 2022
María Natalia Sáenz Agudelo's picture
"Tengo miedo" Ya perdí la cuenta de las veces que he escuchado esa frase contundente por parte de personas a las que les comparto que soy mujer seropositiva.
Submitted on Feb 3, 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
Red40something's picture
I recently "came out" with my HIV status on Facebook even though I've been quietly doing the advocacy thing in the background for a while now. Caring for my patients, using my writing, some small...
Submitted on Dec 21, 2021
HIVstigmafighter's picture
On Saturday 4 December 2021, I helped Inyambo STARS to organise a local event to celebrate World AIDS Day. This was a day to show their community why they are true talents, showing their fashion...
Submitted on Dec 9, 2021

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