My Never-Ending Battle With the Scale: My Journey to Better Health

At the age of 11 I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and while it didn't make sense, it was explained that this is why I was "bigger" than all the other kids in my class. I can remember in my barely teen years going with my mom to the Curve classes... and from then on trying endless programs to help me lose weight.

As I got older, no matter how many programs I tried and being mindful of what I ate, sometimes to the point of starvation, nothing seemed to work. For years I inquired about weight loss surgery, and it was either never covered by my insurance or the out of pocket payment was way more than I could afford. Continue reading...

A Girl Like Me




Members of The Well Project community at USCHA 2022.

Become a Member

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

Join now >


Hands of various skin tones linking pinky to thumb in a row.

Did you just test HIV+?

Newly diagnosed with HIV and not sure what to do? You are not alone.

Get help & information >

Do you get our newsletter?

¿Recibe nuestro boletín?

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

Suscríbase a nuestro boletín mensual y reciba la información más reciente en su bandeja de entrada.

You Can Help!

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

Please donate now!>