Elo evryone im new here and...

Elo evryone im new here and I dnt knw how this works bt I just want to unwind I want a space whr I can tlk freely about my status without being judged. I wanted to be around people who understands what im going through. I was diagnosed last year and I am taking my medication but I dont know how to deal with it at first I thought I was fine I have accepted my status but it gets lonely I hope im in the right place as I have withdrawn from doing the things I love. All of a sudden Im even ashamed to go out.




katie06's picture

you are in the right place and we welcome you! I think what you are feeling is normal! In fact, I'd say you are doing better than I was at a year past my diagnosis! Everyone has a process to deal with it. I began with anger, then denial, then some more anger. Just know that you have friends here who have experienced the same feelings. 


You are in the right place

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Welcome and thank you for reaching out.  There are many supportive women here who have been living with HIV for a number of years.  This year is my 31st year and I am so grateful to be able to say that.  It took years before I could accept myself and my status but today I know that HIV does not define who I am.  I am a woman who happens to be living with HIV.   Not all days are easy but they do get easier as time goes on.  We are here to support you.    



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Welcome! I been coming around here for , maybe just on two years. Very quiet at first then  I utilized the webinars and then on to the chat boxes , some emails a comment. Sounds a bit long ; very neccessary for my transformation.

i was a big sissy girl in a body of a fit woman so confused.

If I knew just a year after my diagnosis the love that surrounded me already ...ugh to think.

Back to today ..We are here for each other to build up, laugh with, cry with , to learn ( for me ) I was contributing to the stigma and shame by  agreeing with the people  saying" I was not worth it"  . When ever did I start not liking me ? Ten years later I remember how cool I am . How much love. How much experience I have to give. I am fun, a joy to be with and talented at something lol.  I trust God.

Getting to be a part of The Well Projects webinars  and AGLM  has reminded me to have a heart for myself  that I have for others.

"First my friend Ill love me and save plenty of room for you".

Glad your here feel free to vent, or just say hello. This is "THE " place to be.  I look  forward to hearing from you.



Connie Rose's picture

I am new here too so don't feel alone. I have had HIV for 20 years but new to reaching out and connecting with others in our community.  I am still learning how to navigate the site, you will learn it in no time.  If you have any questions just ask because everyone is very helpful and very kind.  


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Angel S.'s picture

To say the least , I have been welcomed with open arms . This has been an amazing week here in my life in Sarasota Fl. The understanding Love and acceptance I have only experienced in bits in pieces is coming to life right before my eyes. Thank you AGLM and all the ladies here.

This is truly a great experience.

I was able to share a story from "The Body" yesterday with a couple friends ; just went out on a limb and answered a question only  to find more people who embraced the education and me. Truly an amazing experience to help others to understand and its transforming me as I go.

Stay beautiful ladies!!! This new chapter is going to be a long awaited transformation. I could not do this alone and happy I dont have too.

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