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In December 2021 I attended my first International Workshop on HIV and Transgender People and it was a fantastic learning experience.
Submitted on Mar 30, 2022
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Have you ever had a bone for science? I used to when I was growing up. I remember I used to want to be a scientist, I had so many questions about so many things and I wanted to know everything. I...
Submitted on Mar 10, 2022
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**Content Warning** This piece discusses suicide and suicidal ideation, as well as the loss of a child. If you or someone you know is suicidal, please, contact your physician, go to your local ER, or...
Submitted on Feb 28, 2022
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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
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It's the beginning of fall now, the temperatures are beginning to get chilly and leaves are starting to change their hue. It's a season of change when we bid farewell to summer and all the good times...
Submitted on Oct 14, 2021
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Have you ever wondered what it's like to be transgender? Living with HIV? In the rural South? Each of these issues alone can be challenging. Together, they are my reality—and it's crucial for...
Submitted on Sep 29, 2021
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I've been living with HIV for (going on) 22 years now. I almost can't believe it, seems like a lifetime ago. I was just 27 when I was lying in a hospital bed dying; my children were just babies. When...
Submitted on Sep 14, 2021
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Do you struggle with self-confidence? I know I do. It usually doesn't matter how good or even trained I am at something, I'm still always doubtful of my abilities to do the best job, or sometimes...
Submitted on May 25, 2021
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As a woman of transgender experience, I remember a time in my life when hiding was a detrimental part of my entire existence, or as I thought at the time. I thought my world would fall apart if...
Submitted on Apr 16, 2021
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I just attended my first CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections). It was also my first virtual conference and my first conference since the quarantine apocalypse began
Submitted on Mar 18, 2021

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