This year we are asking you to support ASA and amplify the success of patients like Charlotte! In 2005 Charlotte found out she was living with HIV and immediately sought community support through ASA’s Women Rising Project. She has been involved with multiple programs and services since, but Women Rising holds a special place in her heart.
Charlotte says it best, “I just love the ladies of the Women Rising Project! When I need to talk to somebody who knows where I’m coming from; they know. Coming to this support group helps get a lot of pressure off me. I gotta have it!”
She continues, “Women Rising helps me survive the stigma of HIV, Lord knows. We’re healthy same as anybody and thriving now! I declare! Everybody needs to get past the stigma of HIV and AIDS. Until you can talk to everybody and they accept it, I’ll be meeting with these ladies. Even after we get past the stigma, I’ll still volunteer on the regular and mingle with these ladies.”