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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Isolation

The lies are weak; the stories are tall... Kill the messenger eventually they will fall.

Playing the part.

Living is the journey. Your destiny can not be filled with lost thoughts and squandered dreams.

No pen to paper, no plan will stand.

Don't blink; the rules will change. Stick together...

The Anniversary

In about a week or so, it'll be five years that I've been positive and I'm sort of having mixed emotions. The phrase in my head "I can't believe it's been this long already" can go one of two ways. Sometimes it's in a proud way, like, "Look how far...

Getting Through COVID-19 Together (Virtually) - The Importance of our Online Support Community

Founded in 2002, The Well Project was created to be a trusted virtual resource providing accurate, relevant, and up-to-date information on women and HIV. Over time, we are proud to have helped foster the development of a robust and dynamic community of diverse, resilient, and empowered women living with HIV...

Intimacy Issues!

Disclaimer: Not everyone I have been with has been afraid to be with me, but for those that were this is how it made me feel.

Lucky for me, I have been fortunate enough to find people who still want to date me after I disclose that I am HIV...

International Women's Day: Challenging HIV Stigma

Today I was invited to celebrate International Women's Day in Culemborg. Foundation Intercultureel Vrouwen Culemborg (DIVC) organized a party with the theme "Freedom". The event started at 13h with a speech from the municipal councillor of culture. Then a poem read by a poet from Culemborg. Throughout the programme there...

Feeling Down

It's been a long time since I've felt down on myself about my status. It took me almost two years to finally tell someone and when I did, I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off me. I've used my status to fuel myself to do better and...

This Thing Called Marriage

Today I am just going to write all that comes into my mind because I think I am going into depression, that is if I am not already.

All of this started last year, December 2019. I have been married for almost thirteen years and I have never met my...

Many Ask Me Why I Always Talk About CD4

Well, as many know, I'm a woman diagnosed with HIV.

After our initial diagnosis, at least two times per year, the doctor (infectious disease specialist) sends us to have two tests done – which are CD4 and viral load. The CD4 test ends up being the amount of defenses we...

Everyone Deserves an Equal Chance at Love

Never be ashamed because you are #HIVpositive. There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. Date someone you find compatibility with, educate the person, let the person take time to understand you and your health. Don't rush into things but take it slow, one at a time. Being HIV+ does...

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Living in a Single Room...

Living in a Single Room Occupancy in New York.

Things have really changed since the early 2000's .Am in Manhattan they have always been coed. But now the younger LGBTQIA. Has taken a higher president's in these places. More drugs ,over doses , and solicit sex are happening. Now that it the hotter months more violence will happen. I just pray not in here. We have no curfew...

Talented migrant

My lovely people, can you explain to me why white people coming to Africa are quickly called "experts", but people of African descent in Europe are often called "refugees, migrants, or illegals"?

After I married my husband, in the different countries in Africa we lived in I became the "expert's...

Never Settle!

Hi all, as an aging member of our community I have seen and dealt with a lot of issues.

Yesterday during a group conference call regarding health and aging with HIV, I learned that a drug I took for my HIV back 20 years ago was the probable cause for...

New Start

A diagnosis of HIV can be devastating; and it brings with it a mix of thoughts and emotions that turn the mind and the heart inside out. Yet in light of one's diagnosis, the human desire to be cherished, loved and supported cannot be extinguished. They are an intrinsic part of being human.

Every person has a desire to experience life’s goodness, with all of its joys and personal accomplishments,...

When you are first...

When you are first diagnosed, it feels like you have been given a life sentence. You feel isolated and alone. You are left within the whirlwind of your thoughts and emotions. It is a mental and emotional roller coaster of coming to terms with the new reality that you have HIV.

Though it can be seen as a life sentence in terms of it being a lifelong medical condition, you...

I want the world to know

In May 2014 I finally told my secret; I published a note called "The Hidden Truth" on facebook to inform everyone about my HIV. I had been thinking about coming out of the closet for many years and that day I was ready to share my reality and prepared to...

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