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Melting Insecurities: The Real Sian Green

Sian Green, what can I say! I first came across this beautiful young lady when looking for women to be featured in Project Red's website magazine under Ali's Corner. Who would…

For Auld Lang SyneA Letter to My New Diagnosed Self

Today is October 3, 2014 and you just found out that you have tested positive for HIV/AIDS. Right now you lying in a hospital bed, but I know you would much rather be somewhere…

Melting Insecurities

A door once closed to my past has reopened into my present. I remember the day vividly when he walked back into my life, this man was more than a friend to me. He was handsome,…

LGBTQ, Subastance Abuse, and HIV

For years the LGBT community has been plagued with substance abuse issues. Studies have shown that, when compared with the general population, gay and bisexual men, lesbian, and…

Mirror, MirrorHIV and Self-Stigmatization

“You are a dirty, disgusting, diseased ridden, homosexual that is being punished by God for living a sinful life that deserves to die in the most horrible way that a human can…

The Cycle of Stigma and How it Affects HIV/AIDS and PLWHA

What is Stigma? Stigma is a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. Stigma is like the venom of a poisonous snake, as its venom flows…