Latest by Lynda Arnold

Amid HIV Stigma and Negativity, Celebrating the 'Lollipops and Butterflies'

I know I've been blessed with quite a few angels on my path of life that have helped me to see my 'Lollipop and Butterfly' moments with clarity.

By Lynda Arnold

Restarting HIV Meds and Trying Magnet Therapy: A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold

"You get a magnet strapped to your head and they send pulses to help shift the neurons in your brain so that they can treat the symptoms of mood disorders, affected concentration and energy levels."

By Lynda Arnold

Why Cry When You Can Laugh About It? A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold

"I really don't want to look "sick" but I don't want to look like a zebra with very thin hair either."

By Lynda Arnold

Talking to My Teens About Life, Sex and HIV: A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold

"Being a teenager today is something that really comes with a lot of baggage. When we decide to have the talks on HIV and safer sex we need to be open and honest and tell it like it is."

By Lynda Arnold

Happy 21st Anniversary to Me -- Giving Thanks for a Precious Gift: A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold

"Sept. 9 is the 21st anniversary of the day I became infected. That means my virus is legal now. It's time for it to grow up and face the music."

By Lynda Arnold

Two Years in a Row, It's Been My Turn to Go to Summer Camp!: A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold

Growing up as a child in the suburbs of Philadelphia, going to summer camp was always something I looked forward to. It's a tradition I have passed down to all 3 of my children. The years we could afford it, they went eagerly. Each year the focus of ...

By Lynda Arnold

Losing My Driver's License: The Battle Continues -- A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold

"I know I've lost some of my spunk and a lot of pep in my step. Fighting the system wears you out. Or at least it does me."

By Lynda Arnold

My Truth: My Issues With Adherence: A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold

"While some of my adherence issues have been directly related to cognitive issues such as memory, scheduling, etc., most of them have simply been because I hate taking these drugs so damn much that I simply shut down."

By Lynda Arnold

That's What Friends Are For: A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold

"Female relationships often rank right up there with family and spousal relationships in order of importance in categories of trust and emotional intimacy. HIV-positive women are no different."

By Lynda Arnold

Don't Ask, Don't Tell! Thoughts on HIV Disclosure: A Blog Entry by Lynda Arnold

"The concept of disclosing one's HIV status is something that can bring much fear and pain. For me the disclosure to my sexual partner was far from easy but it was necessary."

By Lynda Arnold