Latest by Maria T. Mejia

My Four-Year Journey With Atripla: A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia

Everyone's body is different -- and blogger Maria Mejia's particular body didn't do well on a certain HIV medication. Read about how she educated herself about her meds and talked to her doctor about a switch.

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Mi Camino con el Medicamento Atripla

Quiero empezar este blog diciendo esto: si estás tomando Atripla, recuerda que todos los organismos son diferentes ... Estoy hablando de mi propia experiencia y esto no es para asustar a nadie, sino para que tengan más conocimiento de un medicamento ...

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My Book and Other Important Events (Video): A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia

Many wonderful things are happening. My book is out (From a Warrior's Passion and Pain), my marriage to Lisa, my change of medications, and being honored by Latino Commission on AIDS with The Dennis de Leon Voz de Compromiso Award.

By Maria T. Mejia for The Well Project

My Marriage and Very Important Dennis De Leon Voz de Compromiso Award: A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia

I wanted to share with the whole world my special moment and also announce that Lisa and I are married! :) We got married in New York.

I was also honored by the Latino Commission on AIDS on May 13th, 2014. The Dennis De Leon Voz de Compromiso Award ...

By Maria T. Mejia for The Well Project

Mi Libro y Otros Eventos Importantes

Muchas cosas especiales me han pasado. Mi libro desde (El dolor y la pasión de una guerrera), mi matrimonio, cambio de medicamentos, y el gran honor que recibí de La comisión Latina contra el SIDA el premio Dennis de Leon Voz de compromiso award. ...

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Changing Meds: A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia

UPDATE OF MEDS: As some know, I "once again" asked my doctor to change my medication regimen! I took Trizivir for 10 years. It was a good medicine but I noticed that my red blood cells were enlarged. I have always been adherent, but I asked my doctor...

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Cambiando Medicamentos

ACTUALIZACION DE MEDICAMENTOS: Algunos saben que tome el medicamento Trizivir por 10 anos. Esta era una buena medicina, pero note que mis células rojas estaban engrandecidas en los laboratorios y decidí cambiar el régimen de medicinas. Siempre he ten...

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Hiding When I Am Sick Is Not a Good Thing: A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia

"I have decided I am going to continue asking for help and showing the reality of what living with HIV is for me! I can't hide anymore and I will not do that to myself."

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Esconder Que Estoy Enferma No Es Algo Bueno

Este mes de abril será el 25 aniversario conviviendo con el VIH. Los últimos 2 años de vivir con el VIH han sido los más difíciles para mí y muchos no saben esto. No me gusta para mostrar o decirle a la gente cuando me siento enferma, y es muy frustr...

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Movies That Can Fuel Stigma and Ignorance: A Blog Entry by Maria T. Mejia

"A 17-year-old girl living in the USA told me that I inspired her to get tested and she wanted to know if HIV was in fluids as well. My jaw dropped!"

By Maria T. Mejia for The Well Project