The day I was diagnosed...

The day I was diagnosed will forever live in my heart. My sister and my mother were the first people that I told and there reaction is why I feel so alone even in a room of people. The first words they said to me were: I did it to myself. No one is to know.

I have no one who understands. Then I found the The Well Project and realized I am not alone. The stigma with HIV+ is so real and no one talks about it. It’s looked over major in my area in New Jersey. When people hear someone has HIV things I heard people say is oh she infected, she a Whore, she sleeping around. No one knows anyone stories I was raped and sexually assaulted. I been in a abusive relationship and now I am in the process of accepting what is and cutting out toxic people out of my life.

I am done hiding. I want to be someone who makes changes and stop the stigma.

I need to put my energy into positive thoughts and I want to be the change for NJ and help organize and bring awareness to people who judge.

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Where in NJ

Xio Mora-Lopez's picture
Would love to know where you are in NJ. I am in Hudson County NJ. I wrote about my history for a girl like me also, a couple years ago. Xio Mora-Lopez
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Where in NJ

Xio Mora-Lopez's picture
Would love to know where you are in NJ. I am in Hudson County NJ. I wrote about my history for a girl like me also, a couple years ago. Xio Mora-Lopez
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Where in NJ

Xio Mora-Lopez's picture
Would love to know where you are in NJ. I am in Hudson County NJ. I wrote about my history for a girl like me also, a couple years ago. Xio Mora-Lopez
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I am from Hamilton 

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<p>I am from Hamilton&nbsp;</p>
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Pretty

boseolotu's picture
You did great by choosing to careless about what other people think about you. You also did well by making an inform decision about moving on with life and all that it have to offer. I for one do not care to see Stigma. So my dearest sister and friend just keep yourself happy and put smile on others people feces. You are most welcome and greetings from Nigeria. I appreciate you.
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Thank you my friend! I am

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<p>Thank you my friend! I am trying it gets hard, I don’t speak about it much because of the stigma I struggle daily hoping it find my way and start to feel better!!!! Stay in touch!!!!&nbsp;</p>
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One day at a time. Don’t

Janinebrignola's picture
<p>One day at a time. Don’t overwhelm yourself. Live in your moments and enjoy the good times, be present for them. It gets easier, I promise!</p>
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Thank you for posting, and

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<p>Thank you for posting, and keeping the communication going. I can't remember if I already mentioned this to you, but if you are interested in blogging with A Girl Like Me, please let us know, and we can send you info. You can do it anonymously if that is preferred. I'm glad you found us and our awesome community of support.&nbsp;</p>
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Thank You!!! Yes I am

Prettyeyebully's picture
<p>Thank You!!! Yes I am interested please send me the information!!!!!</p>
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