A Girl Like Me (AGLM), a program of The Well Project, is a blog where women ( cis and trans The Well Project serves women across the gender spectrum. (More about gender identity)) can share their experiences and promote understanding of HIV. Millions of women around the globe are living with HIV, yet many feel they are alone in their disease and isolated in their day-to-day experiences. The goals of AGLM are to help normalize HIV; and to create a safe space for women living with HIV from around the world to speak out and share their experiences – with each other, and with those seeking a support community.

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One big HIV family

Eliane and Steven.My lovely people, have I already told you how glad I am to be open about my status? I get to know more and more fabulous people in our HIV community wherever I go. And I love the way my HIV community keeps on...

AIDS Walk NYC 2022

Escalice and family member at On Sunday May 15th I had the absolute pleasure of being able to attend the first in-person AIDSWalk in New York City since Covid first began. I'm so glad it's back.

I first began doing the walk in 2017, two years after I was first...

Language Matters

Educational moment! Maria, are you an AIDS patient? Answer: NO 🙂 We are people living with HIV! AIDS means that your immune system has been broken down and a person may be very ill! Many people with #HIV are full of life and living healthy lives.

To read this...

My Story: Part Three

Heather O'Connor.**Content Warning** This piece discusses suicidal ideation as well as eating disorders. Please click here for information about getting help.


When we arrived at Chipotle, I ordered exactly what my co-worker ordered in front of me because she was also a dancer (and very thin)...

Make Those Appointments

Headshot of Escalice and logo for A Girl Like Me.After putting it off for the last couple of years because of Covid and moving, and my anxiety around doctors and fearing bad news, I have finally begun catching up with my well appointments. I ALWAYS make my HIV care appointments...

My wonder woman

Eliane, smiling and dancing.Being open on social media and helping different individuals can be quite a challenge sometimes. Recently I was approached by a man for information about HIV diagnosis. He claimed to know his HIV status and apparently he was exposed during sex without condom. As he knew his...

Intro - Carefree Soul

Back view of woman sitting on rocks looking out at water during sunset. Hello, I am "Carefree soul," residing in Maharastra in a city called Nagpur. I am a girl working in the medical fraternity, living and loving a simple life, aiming high. I belong to a middle class family...

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A Silenced Family

Headstone of blogger's aunt and cousin.Growing up there were no stories about the birds and the bees, periods or HIV. These conversations were never had with my parents and so the cycle continued. This is a common theme among families of minority descent and mine was not exempt.

After having...

Owning a Handbag Doesn't Make You a Handbag

Lotus flowers in a pond.I am a 59-year-old woman. Almost 8 months ago I received an HIV-positive diagnosis.

Unexpected, surprising, incomprehensible, and unfair. With these four adjectives I can describe that first impact that the diagnosis generated in me. It was as if the floor had cracked and the ceiling...

Trusting Being Alive

A Girl Like Me blogger, Positive Sunbeam. As the days continue to get shorter and darker, accessing my resilience is the practice that reminds me I am whole, lovable, safe, and worthy of family, community, and connection.

Living from the place of hope that humanity cares and loves deeply, while...

Children are the future

Children sitting on the floor.After five years absence, this year I was finally able to visit my Motherland Burundi again. My big dream was to rejoin the school children, parents and teachers in my village Murira, part of the commune of Gihanga. I really wanted to check how the primary...

Hi,So I recently gave birth...

Hi, So I recently gave birth to my first child. I experienced the stigma at every turn with OBs, the hospital I delivered at, and now my pediatrician. It seems difficult to find the support I deserve in Phoenix. I would really benefit from connecting with more moms in Phoenix. I just had my first child and have experienced the stigma at every turn. I’m hoping to connect with moms...

Intro - Flor de Loto

Lotus flowers in water.59 year old woman, sociologist, yoga instructor, and naturally curious. With a high sense of loyalty and seeking to live and act with purpose.

Why Flor de Loto wants to be part of A Girl Like Me: Because I believe in the healing power of groups...

To Live Again

Ilustración de una mujer parada de lado con una luz amarilla rodeándola y un rayo rojo detrás de ella.I left home when I was 14 and I started drinking and doing drugs. I always felt like 'less' than other girls. I'd get blood tests since I was sexually active, even...

Welcome Back to USCHA

Kimberly Canady in front of USCHA sign.I remember attending USCHA in 2016 and feeling out of place, unsure of my next moves, and feeling defeated in all aspects of my life. I remember being ready to give up and walk away from HIV work FOREVER (please insert Cardi B voice)...

My Story: Part Five (The Good Part)

Heather O'Connor and her family.Following our trip to California, I continued mourning my life before HIV. In the midst of the daily funerals I would have for my "old self," I was still waiting, and in some ways hoping (praying) that this was not my reality. You see, I'd tested...

2022 USCHA

Katie Willigham.What a wonderful joy it has been to attend the 2022 United States Conference on HIV and AIDS in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. I'm so grateful to NMAC for allowing me to attend on their HIV50+ Strong & Healthy Scholarship; I'm sure many applied. People come from...

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