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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Ready or not

This gone sound crazy.

But I don't know how to be no woman.

I mean, especially not good enough to teach another woman how to do it.

I just be doing shit.

... trying on different versions of myself.

... trial and error.

... getting back up again.

Hell.

Till this day,...

Thanks-Giving

The day we all anticipate for yummy food and store deals but the one day out of the year where many intentionally pause to remember all they are thankful for!

Since the start of covid many of us have faced so many different battles outside of just covid. Physical, mental...

Thank You

For years I accepted my status but still I blamed you and never really forgave. As much as I thought I did forgive by accepting my status, it showed in my actions and my thoughts how I really felt.

Although I never forgave you for this, I do thank you...

As a Woman

As a woman, I know what it feels like to be invisible. As a Black woman that feeling is sometimes intensified. It gets juxtaposed with occasionally being the person everyone is looking at, but not really seeing. In a time of "racial reckoning" such as what's currently going on in...

Speak Over Yourself

Ever since I was little I have LOVED talking. Being an effective communicator meant that I could get candy, hugs, and laughter. I have always valued this. Now as I’ve gotten older I realize that when I’m hurting or trying to understand something, I get quiet. Right! As talkative as...

A bouquet of problems

My birthday month, November, had a great start by doing what I like most, giving my HIV activism a boost. Between 4-7 November I was in Istanbul for a face-to-face 'Skills Training to Empower Patients' (STEP-UP) and networking weekend organized by the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) Training Academy.

After...

The REAL Girl Talk - Sundays

Sundays, 4:00pm EST
via Lady BurgAndy

Are you a woman new to living with HIV? Do you know any women new to living with HIV? "The REAL Girl Talk", hosted by Lady BurgAndy, takes place Sundays at 4p EST. These sessions offer an anonymous space to convene and converse amongst other women with shared lived experience.

My sleepy dragon

This month Akira, my youngest son of 13 years old, and I travelled to Antwerp for a filmshoot for the 'Undetectable equals Untransmittable' (U=U) campaign in Belgium. Whilst in the train towards Antwerp I asked how he felt to be part of this campaign, since this was not his first...

Self

Dear Destiny,

We always make it through.

I've dealt with some type of depression since I can remember. It was never anything I couldn't handle though. Then again I never had to handle it alone. I'm close with GOD; maybe I should of started with that. We're like two peas...

Seasons of Change

It's the beginning of fall now, the temperatures are beginning to get chilly and leaves are starting to change their hue. It's a season of change when we bid farewell to summer and all the good times we had and begin to prepare for the long winter to come. But...

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A Daily Choice

Illustration of woman nursing infant with flowers all around them.Written submission by Wanda Lien-Rojas

It was 1985, I was 21 years old and President Ronald Reagan announced to the world the genesis of a new disease; G.R.I.D. or the Gay Related Immune Disorder, later known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome...

Unity

Eliane Becks.Each year during the first weekend of September the Airborne March, commemorating the 1944 battle of Arnhem, is organised in Oosterbeek. I did this beautiful walk for the first time in 2019, just before the corona pandemic. This year, my wish to walk once again with my neighbour and...

Life of an HIV Advocate/Activist

Headshot of Precious Kaniki and logo for A Girl Like Me.Dear young person who has gone public... Take it easy on yourself. Don't be hard on yourself. Do practice self-love.

When I went public with my status, I received overwhelming response from young people going through what I did... explaining...

Intro - Healing Hope

Healing Hope book cover.The tradition of storytelling has been a sacred and cathartic practice for women to share experiences and express emotions. The safety of a community creates an atmosphere for mutual exchange in fellowship with other women who have similar lived experiences...


As part of a...

Take It All In

The moon is shining beautifully in its full phase lighting up the night sky, and a steady warm breeze blows as I walk across white, shifting sand to the gentle crashing of waves. Before me is the vast expanse of rippling sea with sparkling crests dancing on the water like...

Share talent, break HIV stigma

A Girl Like Me blogger, Eliane.I was honoured to be selected by IAS to participate at the 24th International AIDS Conference. AIDS2022 took in place in Montreal between 27 July and 2 August.

Let me first of all state that everyone, including me, was so disappointed that so many participants...

HIV Took Away My Motherhood

A Girl Like Me blogger, Maria Mejia.This blog was not easy to write… Yes, HIV took my motherhood… Back in those times when I was diagnosed, we had no medicine. At least, I didn't have any access to treatment in Colombia, my country where I left from the United States...

I Am

I am understanding the trauma I have experienced and how it has affected me. I have done nothing wrong, there is no one to blame. Life circumstances create opportunities for personal growth.

Death of my father at age 12, marital betrayal, loss of a business, and having to relocate away...

Knowing You Love Me

A Girl Like Me blogger, Angel S.A Girl Like Me blogger, Angel S.How to touch on this subject. The smiles feel like sugar.

Validation is the aid in self esteem, essentially the acceptance in validation grows inner strength. Building off the positive reaction to the action creating a repeat satisfaction...

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