How to participate: To submit your story, send an email along with a photo (if available) to info@NBLCA.org. Or you can post your story on our Facebook page, where you also can join the discussion. Videos can be uploaded to our YouTube channel.
Maria Davis was devastated when she learned she was HIV-positive. But when she decided to dedicate her life to educating people about HIV and AIDS, she turned her life around. Here is her story.
The oldest of six children, Maria always yearned for success. Growing up in the South Bronx, Mott Haven Projects, the foundation was laid to achieve her dreams. Maria Davis’ persistence, warmth, out-going and humorous personality attracted the people who gave her a shot at her dreams. She began her professional modeling career at the uncommon age of 21 in the early 80s -- when Black faces were rarely seen in magazines. ...
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Please click on the video below to hear a special message from C. Virginia Fields, President and CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA), about our "30 Years Strong! Together We Will Win" campaign. We are creating an online, commemorative journal as part of a year-long series of activities to recognize the 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic in America in 2011. Our goal is to tell the story of HIV/AIDS through the people who have been impacted by the epidemic. We want to know about loved ones who have succumbed to the disease - who they were, what impact they had on their friends, families and the world before they passed on. We want to hear about the ones left behind, and how they have coped with their losses. And we want to know about those living with HIV or AIDS - how they are able to keep going day after day and how that struggle has changed them.