battling stigma

Today was my eighth anniversary with HIV. I was diagnosed in a small town doctor’s office, all alone and terrified, eight years ago today. It was the first time that I don’t remember crying when the...
Submitted on Mar 5, 2013
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.” ~Hilary Cooper There was a time in my life when the thought of taking my last breath frightened...
Submitted on Feb 26, 2013
I made this to help give someone the courage to know that they can get out and do better. Just because you have made mistakes, doesn't mean you are a mistake. http://youtu.be/yx8HziMouMA
Submitted on Feb 6, 2013
When I look in the mirror, I hate everything about you. You are fat and ugly! You've got pimples all over your face and your teeth are crooked. Nobody is going to want you. Ha-ha! They're talking...
Submitted on Jan 30, 2013
Devil, you can't do nothing to stop me, discourage me, hinder me, or taint my testimony!!!!!!! I know you a dirty fighter so you finna throw everything at me that you can just so you can try to say...
Submitted on Jan 24, 2013
Why is HIV/AIDS considered one of the most dreaded infections that exist? Not only other people fear us, but we begin fearing ourselves-- What if we spread this disease to somebody else? We would...
Submitted on Dec 11, 2012
I remember when I was first diagnosed. I was court ordered to go to rehab. It was either that or face jail time. I didn’t want to be there and just wanted to do my nine months, graduate and leave. I...
Submitted on Dec 5, 2012
I am a Latina, HIV positive, a lesbian and a woman! 4 strikes against me ..but I am not out! Many know the struggles that we go through if we have any of these categories with stigma and...
Submitted on Dec 4, 2012
In observance of World AIDS Day 2012, we asked A Girl Like Me bloggers, "What is the one thing about HIV that you’ve learned or experienced this year that has made a difference in your life and would...
Submitted on Nov 29, 2012
This is my message to the whole world and what world AIDS day means to me. I also talk about some of the highlights and accomplishments of this year in regards to HIV/AIDS. Mi mensaje para el mundo...
Submitted on Nov 29, 2012

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