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 A Girl Like Me (AGLM) is a program of The Well Project ( and is an online “blog” where women of all ages can share their stories and promote understanding of HIV through online storytelling. 

What is a blog? A blog is an online journal or diary where individuals regularly post their thoughts and comments on events and experiences.  

What is the purpose of AGLMThere are literally millions of women around the globe who are living with HIV and AIDS, yet many feel they are alone in their disease and isolated in the experiences they go through each day. The goals of AGLM are to help normalize HIV and AIDS in women and girls, and to create a space for women living with HIV from around the world to speak out and share their experience of what it is to live life with HIV.

If you are woman living with HIV who likes to write and would like to find out more about how you might contribute to AGLM, please click here.

Disclaimer: The opinions and content expressed by the A Girl Like Me bloggers and by those providing comments on this blog are theirs alone. The opinions are not necessarily those of The Well Project and/or its employees.  The Well Project is not responsible for the accuracy of the information found in the blog posts, comments or links (to outside websites) on the A Girl Like Me blog. A Girl Like Me is a program of The Well Project; for full terms and conditions of The Well Project, please visit:

6 Comments leave one →
  1. fifi permalink
    February 16, 2011 9:12 am

    i am a 26 year old woman and i was diagonised hiv positive in may 2009 and to my surprise i wasnt even in denial while still on the hospital bed that same day i took my phone called my parents and said mom and dad the results came back i hace menengitis and i am also hiv posive after that i called the father of my child bear in mind we broke up 8 years ago but i wanted him to know coz i consider him my freind and he said dont worry thats not the end of the road and its not death sentence life goes on,told everyone from my family.came out of hospital my whole family were so supportive and my CD4 then was 11 and viral load was 11 000 i then started ARVS. Went back to work i told my collegues about my status and i knew it wasnt a must but i decided to and everything was fine i am not discriminated about my status. in september same year when i went for testing again my cd4 count has went up and my viral load in undectectable since then i am living a normal life like every one and people consider me this strong young woman but i have my fears. now i am in a relationship with this guy he is everything i want in a man and he loves me,wants to marry me my fear now is to tell him about my status.this feel kind of strange coz i never had trouble disclosing before but now i am scared ladies i dont want to loose him but i know i cant hide this from for ever

    • rose permalink
      January 30, 2012 10:12 am

      pl send me ur mail i would like to exchange mail….n share some feelings
      thanks mail id….any see my mail id please send ue id….

  2. Nandipha Madolo permalink
    February 25, 2011 5:55 am

    this is very inspirational , am saying this know what what this lady is talking about as a woman in my early forties , and has been HIV for the past 17 years, i am well vibrant, sexy, have two beautiful kids who one of them is HIV also, the younger one. I do motivational talks in my community, churches, companies. i write newsletter based on my personal exeperienes, being abused in my marriage by the so called late husband. but i forgave him. i am a pillar to me peers and my kids and all peopel that knows me

    • barely_coping permalink
      February 1, 2012 3:21 pm

      Nandipha, that’s truly inspiring. I can sense real confidence in your tone. That is great – keep up the positive attitude and good work. This kind of attitude has a way of rubbing off people. HUGS……

    • February 7, 2012 12:39 pm

      Hello sisi

      Extremely inspiring, especially for young women like myself who are @ the verge of giving up on life.

      Keep up the awesome attitude…


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