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Southern Women HIV/AIDS Leaders Speak Back to Their Communities


Janet Kitchen

Janet Kitchen, Tampa, Fla.; Diagnosed in 2005

My message that I'd like to leave my community is that it's important to get tested and it's important to know your status. I'd like to leave this message to everybody who is not infected with HIV: Everyone is positive unless they take a test to prove that they're not HIV positive.

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Comment by: nadind (new york, ny) Thu., Nov. 3, 2011 at 7:49 pm EDT
I am a woman and mom who is engaged to my soulmate, who was diagnosed with the HIV virus this past August. He is positive and myself and our five year old daughter are negative. I love him and he me. But how can i deal with the matter that he doesn't know how or who infected him. I make sure to use condoms when we are intimate with each other. How am I suppose to deal with all of this. What happens if the condom ever breaks. Will I to become infected and leave my daughter to be a orphan. Please help me I am at a impass right now. What can I do to protect myself and to be here for her and for him??????
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