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.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Numbers!

Just wanted to quickly mention my last lab results....

Viral Load- Undetectable

CD4 count- 862

CD4 percent- 37%

Woohoo! These results are awesome!


  1. That's great! Glad you're staying healthy.

  2. That's fantastic news Jessica!
    Hope all else is well!
    Mary, a concerned reader

  3. i am still clueless as i received my test results saying i am positive i don't know how to react with this.I know i still need to go to the clinic to get more info as to cd counts.am so scared