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.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Stigma and Fear at Play Again

I just wanted to take a quick moment to share a blog post with all of you. Please take a minute to read this post about why a 4 year old girl was "uninvited" to a party.

It is sad that things like this are still happening :-(

1 comment:

  1. That poor child. I can't imagine what such a thing would due to ones self esteem. However I do question the ethical decision to disclose a minor child's HIV status to someone who isn't a medical professional or close relative. Don't children have a right to medical privacy? At least until they are old enough to decide it they wish to share their status with friends/classmates etc.; of course the parents know best (i dont claim to have the right answer) but it makes me think.