I am not HIV+ but have spent my life a stuanch ally.
I am a Medical Case Manager in Winchester, VA serving people living with HIV. I started serving PLWH and those at risk in the early 90s. I had to do something. Anything. The societal reaction was appalling and I was losing too many friends. I found TWP when I was looking for resources for women. And WOW, did I find it! I will be forever grateful for the experiences you have shared, the resources available, the knowledge imparted. I am a better human and a better advocate as a result. Growth is so important, even (especially) when it's uncomfortable.
I think self care in all forms is critical and I have begun my journey to being healthier and kinder to myself instead of "hypocricy thy name is". I have a very elderly mother who I spend a great deal of time with and a Beagle who is my heart of hearts. She is a retired pharmaceutical research dog and has taught me a tremendous amount about resilience, tenacity and joy. Now we're involved in the sport of agility and she has earned 4 blue ribbons!
I love you & there's absolutely nothing you can do about it!
~ For there is always light if we're brave enought to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it. *Amanda Gorman ~