Thank you for your contribution to the HIV Disclosure Project.
While visiting the clinic and observing a frail couple, one in a wheelchair, caring tenderly for each other,
While visiting the local service center for people living with HIV and observing the emotional/psychological vulnerability and frailty of some fellow members,
While vising a friend living with HIV, a long term survivor, and observing their struggles with daily tasks as they become increasingly difficult and challenging,
While listening to a friend as they express feelings of hurt and rejection after disclosure of their HIV status,
While listening to people living with HIV who fear or experience criminalization and discrimination,
While visiting a friend living with HIV for a quick coffee between appointments in their busy day which is compounded by stress related to job security due to their employer’s displeasure with the cost of their insurance premiums,
While visiting a newly arrived immigrant family who struggles to navigate a system which is foreign and intimidating, as they experience barriers to access in care for HIV,
While attending a recent conference on HIV/AIDs, observing the range from very healthy and active to those needing assistance with mobility and self care,
While ranging in age, ranging in length of time one is living with the HIV virus. from the newly diagnosed to the long term survivors, ranging in health status, both physical and psychological, ranging in roles and gender, we, in the HIV community, need to be gentle yet strong on behalf of those in the HIV community who are feeling frail.
A Member of the HIV community who at times feels frail.