battling stigma

ForeverTrue24's picture
January 8, 2020 I took my first trip of the year and my first international trip at that to Honduras!
Submitted on Feb 13, 2020
Destiny Smith's picture
I am a twenty-four year old African American woman who is HIV positive. One in seven black people with HIV are unaware that they have it. I was twenty-two when I found out I was positive. I was also...
Submitted on Feb 7, 2020
Marig2016's picture
Recently I was asked why am I dating if I have HIV. It took me some time to process this comment and the ignorance in which it stemmed. As some background information, I recently joined FB dating and...
Submitted on Feb 5, 2020
Red40something's picture
I had an epiphany this morning. Funny how they sneak up on you. Not only that, but funny how they are usually shit you already know on some level, but now, all of a sudden, you KNOW, know. I wanted...
Submitted on Feb 4, 2020
Nikki J's picture
"I Am Sick as Hell" That was the Facebook memory that popped up for me recently. Seeing that memory reminded me that at that point in time my body was being attacked by HIV and I did not know it yet...
Submitted on Feb 4, 2020
HIVstigmafighter's picture
From my place of silence I choose the path of freedom By speaking out the hidden truth Regarding you, HIV virus! Why walk the endless journey? The fulfillment my life was missing Was to be free from...
Submitted on Jan 28, 2020
Escalice's picture
They say that it takes tragedy or someone hitting rock bottom for them to make changes to their life. I guess that's what happened to me when I was diagnosed. My diagnosis, in conjunction with...
Submitted on Jan 24, 2020
Marig2016's picture
When I was first diagnosed in 2016, I did some research on organizations with a focus on HIV. I came across a group called Youth Across Borders (YAB). YAB is an organization providing youth living...
Submitted on Jan 21, 2020
Destiny Smith's picture
In a world full of HIV Negative people, us handful of HIV Positive people feel so alone, and I know for a fact I'm not the only one. It's a normal feeling that happens to us all, but why do we have...
Submitted on Jan 14, 2020
Lynnea's picture
As we enter a new decade, I have a million thoughts swirling around in my head. I am a survivor, a warrior, and a champion. I've been down many times, but I always manage to rise stronger than before...
Submitted on Jan 6, 2020

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