Intro - Angel

My name is Angel Stetson. I am living in Sarasota, Fl. with my boyfriend of over four years. I am living with HIV and he is not. I joined The Well Project last year to learn more about how I could help other women and girls to avoid the stigma and terror I experienced from the world around me. My biggest hurts unfortunately came from family. They did not understand and I did not want to talk about being diagnosed positive for HIV. Today I realize the importance of language; as some terms can just turn me into a blubbering mess.

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Hi Angel, I m Angel from

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Hi Angel, I m Angel from Greece. I agree with every word of urs!!! It should be a stigma, we dont change as persons.  Happy for you, sharing your life with a person who is not positive to virus. Wishing you the best in ur life.

 

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Sharing my life....

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Thank you Angel from Greece.

I have never been in a relationship with a positive man. I guess I didnt think how truly lucky I am to be loved completly and accepted until I realized He loved  me and HIV is a part of who I am .

HIV is not who I am its just a small part of me.  Being in a serodiscordinant relationship not worrying about what he thinks, having chats on topics that may concern us. We are learning together about rising above stigma.

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Love you

Pageanmoon's picture

Love you sis!

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amazing woman

Angel S.'s picture

I love you too Thank you so very much!!

Each new experience is molding for my future.

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Good Morning

Angel S.'s picture

Thank you for the kind words. Yesterday being a very weird day...I spoke with a person I never thought I would say I am HIV positive too. The best part she understood me. She accepted me. I am stoked to be a part of such a great cause. I live each day as if I have a purpose. I am truly blessed to be able to express myself, my views, and to help others to understand while helping myself.

This new journey is just the beginning of what I know will be an awesome chapter on learning, loving, and being a survivor. Stay beautiful woman and Thank you for your comments.

I will posting a new blog soon so we can talk, love and support each other.

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Welcome

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Glad you are here with us, sharing your story!

 

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