battling stigma

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
Marig2016's picture
It's inevitable that anything virtual will have some hiccups but I was honestly just so excited to be in attendance that I didn't care. It was a bit annoying but the experience heavily outweighed the...
Submitted on Dec 8, 2021
Red40something's picture
I attended the virtual USCHA conference this year put on by NMAC, supported by too many sponsors to name and I want to start by saying this: I love us. "Us" as in the HIV community. The advocates...
Submitted on Dec 8, 2021
KatieAdsila's picture
I just attended USCHA 2021 (United States Conference on HIV and AIDS). I really enjoy these conferences, there's so much to learn and experience. This year, due to Covid, USCHA was virtual. I'm...
Submitted on Dec 8, 2021
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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