This is why I want to see more women - and black people - own the narrative around HIV

This is why I want to see more women - and black people - own the narrative around HIV

GlamourMagazine·2020-10-20 21:01

Thirty-year-old writer, Bakita Kasadha, has been living with HIV for many years but recently decided to go fully public with her diagnosis as part of the Twitter #normalizingHIV challenge that went viral. Here she writes about why she did it and the impact of her actions.It took years of hesitation and worry before I was open about my HIV status. I wondered how the people around me would respond. Would my friends want to stay friends? If they did, would they just reduce me to a bunch of stereotypes at either end of an uncomfortable spectrum from ‘victim’ to ‘brave’ - or worse.

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