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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Are you stupid?

Or are you dumb?

What in the hell would possess you to breastfeed a new, precious, innocent life?

Do you hate her or something?

Why break something that ain't broken?

You already know the drill:

Birth the baby.

Give the baby the little bottles they have waiting...

I'm Scared

"I'm scared"

I've lost count of the number of times I've heard that blunt phrase from people that I tell that I'm a seropositive woman. Hidden behind that phrase are cultural, social, collective issues but also individual and personal ones.

It's not about the fact that we're women that the...

Risky Business

If you can read this, or let someone read it to you, and you are sexually active – and you don't know your status or the status of your partner(s), you are at risk for HIV. Yes, YOU TOO! Woman, man, nonbinary, trans-experience – aged 15 or 75. Doesn't matter...

FIVE ways to THRIVE

This month I had the opportunity to participate in the 'Stories from HIV Long-Term Thrivers' forum where I gave a spoken word performance alongside an amazing and inspiring panel. The forum was organized by ViiV healthcare.

How did I give this spoken word performance? I decided to share my 5...

COVID and I

On 18th January I decided to take RT PCR test for two reasons:

  1. My friend who had hosted me when I visited her city whatsapp’ed me to say that she had been tested positive
  2. I was having an itchy throat for the past 2-3 days. Prior to
  3. ...

I'm in a beautiful place.

I'm in a beautiful place where the snow is freshly fallen, life is everywhere, there are plenty of reasons to take the deepest breath and relax every inch of my body... but then there's that weight.

There's the weight of what next and when and how much and how soon...

Girl, Get It Together.

I recently "came out" with my HIV status on Facebook even though I've been quietly doing the advocacy thing in the background for a while now. Caring for my patients, using my writing, some small speaking engagements and such. Not hiding it per se- just not shouting it out. I just decided it was...

Inyambo STARS on WAD2021

On Saturday 4 December 2021, I helped Inyambo STARS to organise a local event to celebrate World AIDS Day. This was a day to show their community why they are true talents, showing their fashion skills AND committed to helping their community, especially supporting vulnerable people living with HIV in Gihanga, Burundi.

Inyambo STARS, RBP+ ( Reseau Burundais des Personnes vivant avec le VIH) with ...

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Intro - Taj Gray

Taj Gray.Hello, my name is Taj Gray and I am an African-American woman living with HIV. I hail from Chicago, Illinois, and I am a military brat. I've lived in California, Virginia, and I currently reside in Georgia.

I was not born with HIV. I contracted it at age 27...

There's a Place on Social Media for Women Like Us

Women Like Us logo with QR code for Facebook group.As part of our program Women Like Us – Aging Positively, The Well Project is excited to announce a new group on Facebook. This group provides women across the gender spectrum with a space to talk about their journey, share open dialogue, and ask the questions that matter as we age with HIV.

Intro - Jenn Blake

Jenn Blake/I'm a single mom of two who was diagnosed with HIV at 19 years old when pregnant with my first child. I struggled with depression and anxiety for years due to my HIV status. I have had family and close friends try to out me so many times. Born...

Intro - Louise Vallace

My parents are from the Caribbean. I was born and brought up in London, UK. I found the love of my life when I was 49 and I am engaged to be married. I have been living with HIV for over 17 years.

I have experienced domestic abuse, I am...

Global Activist/ International Mom

Masonia and her son.How were you when your kid(s) left for college?

I'm processing so much!! Like did I teach him as much as he needed?

Was it enough?

Have I celebrated? I'm so in the moment that finding space to be proud is overwhelming. But when I look back at EVERYTHING...

Dragtivism

Eric Thedragking on flyer for Becoming Drag.Hello my lovely people.

It's always a pleasure to share with you the stories that inspired you and the World. This time we are going to talk about Drag. While a lot of you may have heard of drag and drag queens as performance...

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