A Girl Like Me LIVE Episode 30: Lifetime Survivors – October 4, 2023

October 4, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm ET | 9:00am - 10:00am PT


There are several terms with similar meanings that are used to describe HIV transmission at birth or early in life, and those who acquired HIV this way. Some terms come from the community itself, while others are more clinical – and some may be considered stigmatizing.

It may be confusing for those who do not share this experience to know what term they ought to use. Many who were in attendance at the 2023 US Conference on HIV/AIDS were able to witness a historical moment where the community itself identified that they are to be referred to as "Lifetime Survivors" and/or "Dandelions". More listening, more opportunities and spaces for women who acquired HIV early to connect – and more following the lead of women who have spent a lifetime figuring out, with few models is essential.

Join The Well Project on Wednesday October 4, 2023 12pm ET for a very special episode of A Girl Like Me LIVE where Ci Ci is joined by three dynamic women: Kim Canady and Dandelions, Inc. Co-Executive Directors Antoinette Jones and Derinthia Williams to discuss the importance of identity, language, The Dandelions Movement, the US Conference on HIV/AIDS recap, and more!

This episode is going to be a great one! We can’t wait to see you there!

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