Marissa's blog


At the time of this blog being published, I will be in route to Mexico in preparation for my weight loss surgery! ...It was finally time to put my health first and put my full faith in God!

Submitted on May 23, 2024

Many may be able to relate that diagnosis day is rarely filled with happy memories. As time goes on, we cope and come to terms with our diagnosis and live out our bad ass lives, but there's still always that reminder.

Submitted on May 20, 2024

We all have baggage, we are carrying emotions we weren't meant to carry, and have allowed them to shape our identity!

Submitted on May 1, 2024

I've told my story a ton of times about what led to me contracting HIV. I was always cautious as to not say certain things that could point to the person I contracted from or even more tell a story that wasn't mine to tell

Submitted on Oct 12, 2023

I recently had a deep dive regarding U=U with a writer from POZ Magazine and what it means to me as a Latina living with HIV.

Submitted on Oct 5, 2023

August 29th marked 102 days... and while I am very late providing an update, I wasn't quite ready...

Submitted on Sep 28, 2023

If you are new to advocating, have never been to USCHA, or are interested in learning about HIV, I highly suggest considering your attendance for the coming year!

Submitted on Sep 18, 2023

Y'all I'm out here living 2020 in 2023... While y'all was stuck at home, looking cute up top and only wearing ya underwears or jammies under the table I was out EVERYDAY going to work cause Covid what...

Submitted on Jul 18, 2023

It all started a few months ago when CAB (community advisory board) member Samantha Rose Montemayor sent me a message and said, "Marissa, we should be at this event."

Submitted on Jun 30, 2023

Todo comenzó hace unos meses cuando Samantha, miembro del CAC, me envió un mensaje que decía, "Marisa, deberíamos estar en este evento". Me compartió el sitio web; lo leí un poco y compartí la información para ver cómo podíamos asegurar que asistiríamos.

Submitted on Jun 30, 2023


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