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!


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

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