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Maria Mejia  

HIV Positive, Activist, Author

Maria Mejia is a Global Ambassador, Community Advisory Board member and A Girl Like Me blogger for The Well Project. Diagnosed with HIV in 1991, Maria began a long journey to find hope, pride and passion in a society unprepared to deal with the growing epidemic of HIV and AIDS.

Maria immersed herself in HIV/AIDS education and became a powerful activist for education, treatment, testing and prevention. In 2010, Maria first became involved with The Well Project by joining the newly formed A Girl Like Me blog, when she decided to utilize social media and the power of the internet to reach people around the world. Since then, she has also attended a number of conferences on behalf of The Well Project and became a member of their Community Advisory Board in 2014.

Maria is the co-author of the book From a Warrior's Passion and Pain, a real life account of her 25-year battle with HIV. She has also spoken at national and international conventions and been featured in numerous campaigns including the upcoming Greater Than AIDS campaign on IPV, HIV and women, the Centers for Disease Control's campaign, "Let's Stop HIV Together", The Stigma Project and the Office of Women's Health's National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD).

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