National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

I am a twenty-four year old African American woman who is HIV positive. One in seven black people with HIV are unaware that they have it. I was twenty-two when I found out I was positive. I was also pregnant with my second child. I never imagined in a million years that I would wake up one day and be HIV positive.

Growing up I didn't really learn about HIV. That was never really a conversation. I mean, yea, you seen or heard about it on TV or in movies. But not in reality, and the things you seen and heard on TV made you not even want to talk about HIV. It takes you going through things to understand things.

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