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Michelle Anderson, Ms. Plus America 2011, is the first openly HIV-positive woman to ever run for, and win, a national pageant title. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas and is very active in her...
Submitted on Sep 19, 2012
I was fortunate enough to attend an amazing film screening of “How to Survive a Plague” directed by filmmaker David France at AIDS 2012. Words cannot describe how this film moved me to really...
Submitted on Sep 14, 2012
Tiffany posted a new blog “ Even in my compassion, I have lacked action ” on A Girl Like Me’s “Voices from our Allies” page: …That is what she said in response to the hearing of another young woman...
Submitted on Sep 10, 2012
...That is what she said in response to the hearing of another young woman dead in our community as she urged her friends on facebook to have a call to arms. I was so struck by the statement that I...
Submitted on Sep 10, 2012
I read a statement earlier this week that has stuck with me ever since. It said “Perhaps we as humans are like plants, the moment we cease to grow is the moment we begin to die.” As I reflect on the...
Submitted on Sep 7, 2012
My name is Connie L. Johnson. I am a daughter, a sister, a niece, and a friend who lives with HIV. I was quite familiar with HIV/AIDS when I was diagnosed in October 2002 because my mother had been...
Submitted on Sep 5, 2012
My experience at AIDS 2012 allowed me to feel free and to feel accepted. For the first time, I could share my status openly. I was not in fear of rejection or judgment of any kind. There were over 20...
Submitted on Sep 4, 2012
My name is Devarah ‘Dee’ Borrego, and I’m a 28-year-old, HIV+ transwoman originally from Denver, Colorado, who grew up mostly in suburban Connecticut. I acquired HIV at age 20; the same year as I...
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012
Attending AIDS 2012 was an experince I shall live to always cherish for the rest of my life, and I have shared with PLWH women in the clinic (in Lagos, Nigeria) where I access treatment from just two...
Submitted on Aug 30, 2012
Sonya posted a new blog “ It is My Business ” on A Girl Like Me's "Voices from our Allies" page: Did you ever stop to think that just maybe, your actions are affecting me? I know you say all the time...
Submitted on Aug 30, 2012

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