Maria T. Mejia
Time to Show My Face and Take the Stigma Away
Living With HIV/AIDS: This Is a Message to the Youth
June 14, 2012
I want to share this very important message with YOU! The youth! Please, HIV/AIDS is preventable. Your body is your temple and you have to take care of it! Use protection, love yourself and test yourself.
My Body May Feel Weak Sometimes, but My Spirit Always Pulls Me Through
May 2, 2012
Sometimes I feel like I can't continue. I feel that the energy gets low. This is normal to me ... it has always been like this. Ever since I was a teen I had this fear that I had to live every moment to the extreme. This is a good thing, but it can be a bad thing also for people living with HIV or any disease -- and even for someone who is healthy.
April 24, 2012
WE NEED TO HAVE THE PASSION AS ACTIVISTS AND ADVOCATES THAT THOSE IN THE BEGINNING OF ACT UP DAYS DID!
March 29, 2012
It's Friday ... and I Still Have HIV
March 16, 2012
Current global statistics state that an estimated 34 million people globally are living with human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes AIDS. In the thirty years since the discovery of the virus, much has changed, yet so many continue to struggle to live with the disease, a disease that science still does not completely know how to fight. I get up and make my breakfast. I think about a birthday party I will attend over the weekend. I think about what I will wear, I think about the gift I will bring. I look into my living room, and laugh at my two Chihuahua's, excited about something outside the window, and it makes me smile. Then I get my med box and vitamins and remember that I stilll have HIV. For those two minutes, I let my mind wander to a place where HIV was not present, but after twenty one years since my diagnosis, I know my HIV will never go away, I know it will always be with me -- unless they find a cure.
My Trip to Colombia and the Importance for Our Health to Disconnect
March 5, 2012
I just got back from my country Colombia and had a beautiful spiritual connection with mother nature ... I disconnected from everything!
Tomando Medicina Alternativa en Combinación con los ARVs: Mi Historia (Vídeo)
20 de diciembre de 2011
Que medicina naturista y alternativa use durante mis primeros 10 anos de ser positiva sin medicina para el vih, y que he hecho durante estos 11 anos tomando medicina alternativa en combinacion con los arvs.
Alternative Treatments I Did for First 10 Years Without HIV Meds and What I'm Doing Now
December 20, 2011
Please see my video blog about what alternative treatments I did for the first 10 years without HIV medicine, and what I have been doing for the past 11 years -- combining alternative treatment and HIV medicine.
Remembering Ryan White and Thoughts on Milton Hershey School
December 7, 2011
Today I am remembering one of my biggest inspirations and warriors! Ryan White. He is an angel and someone who has inspired me to fight for injustice. He just wanted to go to school and fought for it when he was discriminated against for having HIV. It is incredible to me that we are 30 years into this illness and the Milton Hershey School is not letting a young boy go to school because of his condition.
World AIDS Day (My Thoughts)
November 23, 2011
World AIDS Day has become one of the most recognized international health days, and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services.
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Time to Show My Face and Take the Stigma Away
Maria T. Mejia
I am a Colombian female who lives in Miami, Florida. I've been positive for 20 years. Although almost all my life I've been in long-term relationships with HIV-negative men, I am happily married to a woman who is wonderful and caring. We have been together almost three years and she is HIV negative. I have no children but we will look into having! I am an activist, a peer educator, a caregiver. I volunteered for the Red Cross in education for the Hispanic HIV community and also the American community. I was a pre- and post-test counselor. I have spoken in many conferences and done a lot of outreach in the community, especially in the schools for prevention and education. It is part of my everyday life to educate everyone I can on this subject. Being HIV positive is nothing to be ashamed about! We are strong women, and we will take away all the stigmas slowly but we have to open up.
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