Hi, My name is Doretta...

Hi, My name is Doretta Gadsden. I'm a registered nurse and author of a best selling book Living Victoriously. I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1993 while working on an AIDS unit in Beth Israel medical center in NYC. 10 years before that I was an IV drug abuser who was trying to excape from the memories of incest with my father.

Today I live a healthy life. I'm married and we have a blended family of loving children and grandchildren.

I want to connect with other women living full lives with this diagnosis and I want to get more involved with showing women and girls that you can live healthy lives despite having a dignosis of HIV/AIDS.

HIV/AIDS is not what it was years ago but we still have to teach safe sex,testing and caring for our bodies. Choices in treatment is plentiful compared to when I was diagnosed in 1993.

Thats a bit about me. I'm glad to be here

admin's picture

Become a Member

Join our community and become a member to find support and connect to other women living with HIV.

Join now >

Red40something's picture

Red40something commented on 9 By 49

Wed, 9/15/2021 - 1:51am

Red40something's picture

Red40something commented on 9 By 49

Wed, 9/15/2021 - 1:50am

Get basic information about a variety of approaches to treating the metabolic changes that may result from living with HIV or taking HIV drugs.

Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. This article addresses treatments for fat loss, or lipoatrophy.

Get basic information about lipodystrophy: body shape changes, metabolic complications, and causes and treatment of fat loss and fat gain.


Do you get our newsletter?

admin's picture

Sign up for our monthly Newsletter and get the latest info in your inbox.

none_existing name
admin's picture

You Can Help!

Together, we can change the course of the HIV epidemic…one woman at a time!

Please donate now!>