HIV diagnosis

Escalice's picture
On Sunday May 15th I had the absolute pleasure of being able to attend the first in-person AIDS Walk in New York City since Covid first began. I'm so glad it's back.
Submitted on May 24, 2022
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
Bethany M. Brown M.Ed.'s picture
When I was a child, I wanted to dance so that I could feel the emotion in my body. I did not aspire to be a dancer, per se. As a child I sang, even if off tune, because it was what the spirit called...
Submitted on Mar 28, 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
Bethany M. Brown M.Ed.'s picture
I remember when I was first diagnosed in 1996, and I was constantly reminded about those before me of whom died from AIDS. Most often it was couched in the context of medication: "You are fortunate...
Submitted on Mar 14, 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
If you can read this, or let someone read it to you, and you are sexually active – and you don't know your status or the status of your partner(s), you are at risk for HIV. Yes, YOU TOO! Woman, man,...
Submitted on Jan 31, 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

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