Vickie has been living with HIV for over 30 years. After an early experience with a violent and abusive partner, she learned she was living with HIV. As her health deteriorated, she lost her job, access to care, and her hope.

Although Vickie has faced many obstacles, with care and treatment, she has been able to move forward with her life, earning her MSW, MPH and PhD. Now Vickie is empowering other women by discussing how she was able to find love again and how she and negative her partner are committed to keeping one another healthy.

For people living with HIV, treatment improves health and prevents the spread of the disease. PrEP – the pill to prevent HIV – is an added layer of protection for people who do not have HIV.