“I am...”: Women Living with HIV

picture captionI am Mariana Iácono, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’m a social worker and student of history. I love swimming in the sea if there are no jellyfish. I love reading and practicing sports. I work in education in two high-schools and I’m also a HIV/AIDS activist in RAMVHIS (Network of Women Living With AIDS in Argentina). I’m a member of Fundación Buenos Aires SIDA and I represent them in a INADI forum. I have a mother and a father who are lovely, really lovely, a female dog who is my daughter, and a love who fills my heart. Living with HIV, at this stage of my diagnosis —9 years, I’m 28— is not a problem anymore. Every day I fight against the stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.