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When she was 15, Ieshia Scott found out she was born with HIV. Learning about her status wasn't easy. She struggled with depression, and she wanted to escape being labeled as "the girl with HIV" in her community. Now, more than 10 years later, Ieshia talks openly about living with HIV, HIV prevention, and what she has learned along the way about relationships and self-love.
In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — celebrated March 10 — Ieshia talks about what it's like growing up with HIV. She also shares what she thinks all girls should know about healthy relationships and HIV and AIDS.
Content last reviewed March 03, 2016
Page last updated March 03, 2016