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Those of us aging with HIV need to make our voices heard. When we are asked about our experiences, we need to be honest about what we are experiencing because polite responses and silence will not get us anywhere.

Submitted on Oct 16, 2023

HIV is not a crime, or is it? As of 2022, 35 states have laws that criminalize HIV exposure. Many of these laws are outdated and do not reflect today's scientific evidence. There are four different ways that these laws criminalize HIV.

Submitted on Jun 21, 2023

Nearly 20 years ago I was coming off of a drug holiday and starting a new cocktail. 9/11 had just passed and I had exhausted what drug cocktails there were at the time for me. My CD4 count was...

Submitted on Jan 14, 2020

Fighting the darkness within is a daily challenge, but to stop fighting is death.

Submitted on Dec 5, 2019

My life has hit some major bumps in the road. Many because I chose not to deal with traumatic events in my life. I allowed them to build up in an internal closet and wore a mask as if everything were...

Submitted on Oct 29, 2019

Navigating relationships with HIV can be tricky. How do you meet a person? How do you decide when or if you should disclose your HIV status? The biggest question is: Will I be rejected or not? I have...

Submitted on Oct 17, 2019

A mother and daughter should be close. The relationship should be a loving and nurturing one. A mother should be equated with the words safety and trust. These were not my experiences, but despite...

Submitted on Oct 2, 2019

I was born into trauma and trauma has followed me throughout my life.

Submitted on Sep 26, 2019

I am an African American woman living with HIV. I have been living with HIV since 1993 and diagnosed in January 1994.

Submitted on Sep 24, 2019

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