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.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Upcoming Opportunity

I am very excited about an opportunity that I have coming up next week. I will be accompanying a nurse from the Pediatric Infectious Disease clinic to a local high school to speak to the students there.

We will spend the whole day (7:30am- 2:30pm) speaking to students in the Health classes. The nurse will share some basic HIV information, and then I will share a bit of my story and some additional information.

If this event is successful, then we will hopefully repeat it again at other high schools in the area. So excited!

3 comments:

  1. jess that's so exciting, i know you'll do awesome ;) stephannie

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  3. I thought you might want to be aware of this:

    http://blog.catchafire.org/2012/02/29/the-achilles-heel-of-the-hiv-virus/

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