fragments of me Reflections of HIV, Hope and Resiliency from community members in Waterloo & Wellington Regions Disclosure! Revealing that you are HIV positive for people living with HIV is a daily concern. You never know how people will receive you, will they jeer at you, reject you, gossip about you or accept you and remember that you are still the same person? These are questions that plague many of us living with HIV. Fragments of Me is an invitation from us (People Living with HIV, our family and friends) to take a look inside our lives and see beyond our HIV status. Many are the times when people are ready to judge us, label us or criminalize us without taking their time to know us. Our journeys with HIV have been challenging most of the time. We thought we would not live to see another sunset, or sunrise. However, we have dreams, we have hopes, and we have our fears. All we are asking is for our community to see that ‘I’VE GOT HIV…HIV DOESN’T HAVE ME.’ We are still members of the community. We are mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, fathers, brothers, sons, husbands. We are friends, lovers, business associates, employers, employees. We are members of the community and contributors to our society.
THESE ARE OUR FRAGMENTS
Reflections of HIV, Hope and Resiliency from community members in Waterloo & Wellington Regions