I am 28. White. A Female. And a former Peace Corps Volunteer. I am HIV Positive. This is my story of how a few months, a few people, and a few events in Zambia changed me and my life forever. This is the story of how I contracted HIV and brought my Peace Corps Journey to a crashing halt... and how I am working now to pick up and put back together the pieces of my life as a newly diagnosed person living with HIV. This was not the journey I had originally planned... my path has traumatically and dramatically changed... but it is the one I am on now. There is no going back. There is only forward. I welcome you to follow along with me as I attempt to explore this new life ahead of me, whether you are someone from the Peace Corps community, or someone living with HIV. I welcome your comments, questions, suggestions, and opinions. Let us go forward together. To start from the beginning, click here He Gave Me More Than A Bracelet.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
To My Friend
A very brave Peace Corps friend of mine has an appointment to get an HIV test today. I am asking that all of you send your thoughts, prayers, love, and support her way. It is such a scary thing to go do, especially if you know you may have been put at risk. Please pray that she has the strength to go through with it, and that all turns out well. More than anything though, please let her know that there are people who will love and support her no matter what the outcome might be. Take a momemt to respond and send your support her way. Thanks!