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Ellisya

I live in Malaysia with my daughter, Trisha. We both tested HIV positive in 2001, when I was 21 and she was 6. In a world that's full of ignorant people, life is about fighting and fighting all the time. I am here to share about my life: about being an orphan, a young mother at age 16 and a survivor of rape, hoping that everyone can learn from my real life experience.

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The Beginning of a New Chapter: A Blog Entry by Ellisya Img
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The Beginning of a New Chapter: A Blog Entry by Ellisya

Here I am at the beginning of 2012, facing so many ups and downs of life. "Teenage Hormone Syndrome" (from my girl Trisha) is one of them that's giving me a headache. One of the biggest news I received last year was I've been proposed to by a longtim...

My Early Years -- and Why I Am Sharing Them: A Blog Entry by Ellisya Img
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My Early Years -- and Why I Am Sharing Them: A Blog Entry by Ellisya

Every person's tale is uniquely their own. Blogger and HIV/AIDS activist Ellisya recounts poignant memories from her childhood growing up in Malaysia. This raw story of survival follows her from grade school to young motherhood, before she learned th...

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The Girl Who Thought the World Was Round

Every person's tale is uniquely their own. Blogger and HIV/AIDS activist Ellisya recounts poignant memories from her childhood growing up in Malaysia. This raw story of survival follows her from grade school to young motherhood, before she learned th...

The Day I Was Pronounced Dead: A Blog Entry by Ellisya Img
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The Day I Was Pronounced Dead: A Blog Entry by Ellisya

"I remember the day I found out I had HIV felt like the day I was pronounced dead, but instead I came alive." An orphan and rape survivor from Malaysia, Ellisya became a mom at age 16; when she was 21, she and her daughter tested HIV positive. In her...