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Each day we make thousands of tiny decisions that impact our day, our week, our year, and maybe even our life.
Submitted on Jun 28, 2019
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In just a few days I will turn 50. Years. Old. I have to spell it out like that mostly because it’s hard to fully comprehend. I realize that I am not the first to feel this way. In fact, more and more of us (women living with HIV) are doing it. It’s nuts really. And awesome.
Submitted on Dec 11, 2018
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In many ways, one of our greatest success stories in the fight against HIV/AIDS to date has been our ability to reduce dramatically the rate of new HIV infections being passed from mother to child.
Submitted on May 27, 2015
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This is the final week of the #OperationGirl Charity Challenge and we're trying to raise as much money as possible for our organization to help us continue to provide access to life-saving and life-...
Submitted on Aug 13, 2014
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To honor the amazing leadership, advocacy and work of The Well Project Founder (and first A Girl Like Me blogger), Dawn Averitt, we would like to share this note from her brother and Co-Founder,...
Submitted on Jun 28, 2013
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June 28 is a day I’ll never forget: the anniversary of my HIV diagnosis. It was 1988. I was only 19, and didn’t know a single other HIV-positive woman. Misinformation and fear dominated the public...
Submitted on Jul 12, 2012
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I have young daughters – ages 6 and 8. So, I no longer have the luxury of simply brushing by them with my red ribbon and saying, “It’s World AIDS Day. This year the theme is Universal Access and...
Submitted on Dec 1, 2010
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Today President Obama is releasing the long-anticipated National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Why is this a big deal? Well, for several reasons. First, we've never had one! That's right, the United...
Submitted on Jul 13, 2010
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On March 10 th , those of us in the USA will observe National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. As a women living with AIDS, I experience a variety of emotions around “awareness days” like this...
Submitted on Mar 8, 2010
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Tonight at the grocery store my 7-year old stated definitively that this was the last day of November as she stared at the billboard size calendar in our local Whole Foods. I jumped on this open door...
Submitted on Dec 1, 2009

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