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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World Gone Mad, Women on the Way

I remember a time when I didn't have to think much about politics or worry if my rights as an American citizen or even as a human being might be stripped from me, or wonder in serious and sincere contemplation, whether or not American democracy would survive. I remember a...

The Gift

I saw a meme that read, "When a photographer can't change a scene, he changes his angles and lens to capture the best of that scene. Similarly, when you can't change a situation in your life, change your perspective to make the best of that situation." This meme sets the...

The fight against HIV stigma continues

Dear lovely people,

How are you? Getting ready for the festive season?

We know that Christmas is a time for joy, to remember the past and find hope for the future. To me there is no better way to express my feelings through this special card to all of you......

Talk Time!

Global Ambassador, Bose Olotu, Report from Nigeria

Saturday 21st November 2020, as Global Ambassador of The Well Project, I had a time-out with young adolescent kids within and around the community. We had thirteen girls in attendance from ages 10 to 16 years of age. The topic discussion was on...

1,082 Days Ago

I am exactly where I’m supposed to be on this day at this time. True or false? I’ve been through exactly what was written in my story. True or false?

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U Equals U

U equals U is a scientific fact,
The studies are clear, the science exact,
It changes the lives of those who know,
It reduces stigma and helps them grow,
It's wonderful to know that you can not transmit,
And all need to hear for everyone's...

Medication Motivation

One of the most aggravating things to hear is, "But you only have to take one pill each day. I don't see what the big deal is."

Well, I am here to tell you what the big deal is for me.

The big deal is that this one pill comes...

Coming Soon

I can't wait to share with y'all all the ish I’ve been going through!

I'm not about to let 10yrs of surviving HIV end with me just popping out the ground only talking about HIV.

Turned on Goodie Mob, Big Boi, & BackBone this morning and realized that my heart...

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Pregnancy, Birth, and HIV

I've spoken briefly about finding out I was living with HIV when I got pregnant with my daughter, but I haven't really spoken on the entire experience. Although I have come to terms with my status and even embrace it, thinking back to that time can still be painful. I...

See Me

As a woman of transgender experience, I remember a time in my life when hiding was a detrimental part of my entire existence, or as I thought at the time. I thought my world would fall apart if anyone ever knew the truth of the secret I carried, the true...

Mid-Term Survivor

12 years, 10 months.

Approximately 4,687.27 days.

A few drug regimens.

Stigmatizing traumas.

A HIV- negative child.

What feels like 1,000 and 1 doctor's appointments.

502 stabs to my left arm.

Because that's where my good veins are at.

Rejection.

Lonely, tear-filled nights.

And I'm STILL not a long-term survivor...

To the Newly Diagnosed

Take your time.

Your life just changed in a very drastic way and all of the feelings you are feeling right now are completely valid- anger, sadness, fear- allow yourself to feel them all.

Surround yourself with support. If not a person close to you, an animal, if not an...

I Continue Surviving and Fighting

I want to thank everyone that has wished me a happy bday! Every year is a miracle to me! I was given max to live till the age of 28 and I am a proud 48 year old today. I am truly blessed and I thank every good and bad...

A Story and a Friendly Reminder

I recently took an impromptu trip to the Dominican Republic for some R&R with my girls! And while COVID is still very much a factor, I just kept repeating YOLO in my head.

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE

So I packed my bathing suit, sunscreen, face masks, hand sanitizer and my...

You Don't Want to Discuss HIV?

The trajectory of HIV has changed dramatically in just a few decades. Back in the early days of the epidemic, contracting HIV basically meant progressing to full-blown AIDS and death. Now, thanks to antiretroviral drugs and other therapies, individuals with HIV often can keep the virus at bay, avoid transmitting...

Beyond HIV!!

This has just been running through my mind for a while now.

When I tested positive for the HIV virus, I immediately felt that it was the worst that could happen to me! So, I started preparing my seven-year-old son for the ultimate: my untimely death! However, I did not...

More Women…Please?

By Gina Brown, RSW

The week of March 6 – March 10, 2021 I had the privilege of attending the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). This was my first time attending this conference, a conference made up of researchers, scientists, community members, and others. There were daily Breakfast...

My First CROI

I just attended my first CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections). It was also my first virtual conference and my first conference since the quarantine apocalypse began, lol. When I applied to attend CROI, I was excited for several reasons: 1) because I've heard about CROI many times but...

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