Honoring National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: A Girl Like Me LIVE

Submitted on Sep 8, 2021


National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is honored on September 18th of each year to bring attention to the many, many people who are living long and fulfilling lives with HIV and to also highlight their distinct needs.

The eighth episode of A Girl Like Me LIVE was a dialogue between host Ciarra "Ci Ci" Covin, Gina Brown, and Porchia Dees, during which they discussed the unique experiences of women who have been living with HIV over the course of many years. Two different perspectives were highlighted in this conversation – long-term survivors who were diagnosed as adults and those who were diagnosed as babies.

In a space created to listen to voices of women living with HIV as they express their needs and describe how they think those needs should be addressed, they covered topics including the dramatic impact of HIV treatment, important social issues that don’t always get enough attention in the conversation around HIV/AIDS, and what aging truly means to them.

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Aging and HIV
Early Acquired HIV
Long-Term HIV Survivors


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