Motherhood can be a scary and, sometimes, isolating experience. Those of us who are so plugged into online communities of other parents can take the support we get for granted. But for many women -- especially those who are HIV+ -- those communities of support don't exist.
The Center for Disease Control's Let's Stop HIV Together campaign highlights the stories of HIV+ men and women, many of whom are parents. Recently, our bloggers got to talk to Michelle and Masonia, two HIV+ mothers whose resilience and strength inspired us all.
The CDC's Let's Stop HIV Together campaign focuses on eliminating the stigmas and discrimination that, unfortunately, people who are HIV+ still experience. Check out the posts from our bloggers highlighting Michelle and Masonia's stories and the Let's Stop HIV Together campaign:
Jessica Cohen: Eat Sleep Be
Dwana De La Cerna: House on a Hill and The Chicago Moms
Cecily Kellogg: Uppercase Woman
Danyelle Little: The Cubicle Chick
Monica Marino: Marino Bambinos
Jessica McFadden: A Parent in America
Tara Pringle Jefferson: The Young Mommy Life
Dresden Shumaker: Creating Motherhood
Raijean Stroud: Swa-Rai
Jessica Ashley: Sassafrass
Karla Borders Pope: Brown Girl Gumbo
Christina Brown: Love Brown Sugar
Stacie Connerty: The Divine Miss Mommy
Kimberly Foster: For Harriet
Arionne Nettles: Urban Shake Magazine
Tiffini Gatlin: The ATL Go To Girl
Heather Hopson: Diary of a First Time Mom
Briana McCarthy: I am Briana McCarthy
Denene Millner: My Brown Baby
Trina Small: The Baby Shopaholic
You can also follow the Let's Stop HIV Together campaign on Twitter and like them on Facebook. Learn more about the campaign participants -- and share some of their amazing stories, too.