I was diagnosed July of 1997 and I’ve been living with HIV more than 20 years.
Stigma is a big part of the reasoning behind people not coming into the doctor’s offices. When you have stigma you have shame, you have isolation and you have depression.
I met so many phenomenal women around the world that have been living with HIV from like ‘92.
I had a bright light moment that I could flourish, and I could be like them.
We have a meaningful impact that we bring to the community. We’ve been silent too long. We need to make sure that individuals stay healthy and know their status.
I feel amazing today. When I go and get my labs they let me know each and every time that I’m still undetectable and that my CD4 count is doing well. I believe that you can win regardless of a diagnosis.
Let’s Talk About HIV Treatment!
Antiretrovirals, the medications used to treat HIV, keep you healthy and prevent the spread of HIV to others.
Even if you do not have insurance, or are underinsured, there are options to get the care and medications you need to stay healthy.
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Care Program offers support services for people with HIV, including mental health care, housing assistance, and more.
The AIDS Drug Assistance Program to help individuals with financial need get their HIV medications.