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HEROconnor's picture
I think my knees gave out and I stopped breathing all together, but it's so hard to remember what exactly happened next. I know that I asked for confirmation, "So, you're telling me that it's true… that I really do have HIV?" She replied quickly and apologetically, "Yes, I am so sorry."
Submitted on May 9, 2022
HIVstigmafighter's picture
Wonder Woman, don't let HIV stand in your way! Continue to live positively, like many of us are already doing for ages. WE are strong and Powerful. I am sending my love and positive vibes to you, wherever you are in this World.
Submitted on Apr 15, 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
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
Bethany M. Brown M.Ed.'s picture
The best way I have known how to address HIV/AIDS has been to live openly, transparently, and authentically with these medical diagnoses. That is, from the time of antibody testing (1996) to current day, it has been part of my everyday conversations in all arenas of my life: family, friends, work, and volunteering, as well as dating, marriage, and divorce.
Submitted on Jan 31, 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
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
Red40something's picture
As a woman, I know what it feels like to be invisible. As a Black woman that feeling is sometimes intensified. It gets juxtaposed with occasionally being the person everyone is looking at, but not really seeing.
Submitted on Nov 19, 2021
HIVstigmafighter's picture
This month Akira, my youngest son of 13 years old, and I travelled to Antwerp for a filmshoot for the 'Undetectable equals Untransmittable' (U=U) campaign in Belgium. Whilst in the train towards...
Submitted on Oct 19, 2021

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