The prospect of a lifelong dependency on medication, fear of rejection, or feelings of personal failure can be emotionally debilitating, especially because there is so much stigma related to the virus.
We’re all losing our minds a little bit, so it might be a good time to get a little kinky.
“Because of my diagnosis and the struggle that I went through, coming to terms with it, I think it has made me a stronger person. I’ve actually accomplished things I never thought I would.”
De Vonté Williamson writes about his journey of self-love and self-acceptance.
“The impact ... has been devastating on women living with HIV,” says Naina Khanna of Positive Women’s Network.
Check out Charles Sanchez’s convos with HIV community members around the country every Thursday at 2 p.m. EST on TheBody’s IG.
“It’s not in my nature to freak out about things. I’m irritatingly calm.”
“I’ve been emotionally affected, especially when I look at the news on TV and the first thing I see is Gov. Cuomo talking about how many people are infected and have died.”
“As with AIDS, the political machinations, denial, and ignorance over the proven science has been traumatic and a source of anger, despair, and depression at times.”
Houston activist Michael Webb is staying in with friends and ordering his favorite foods to cope during the COVID era. But he still wants to find some good dumbbells online.