San Francisco Chronicle: Open Forum: Get Tested, Stay Protected
March 12, 2010
On the occasion of National Women's and Girl’s HIV Awareness Day, Foundation Ambassador Cristina Pena writes for the
San Francisco Chronicle about her experiences growing up with HIV.
"In 1986, my family discovered that I was HIV positive. I was one of only 20 infants in the greater Los Angeles area who had been born with HIV, before we really understood the virus and how to prevent its transmission from mother to baby. As a woman who has lived my entire life HIV positive, National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day, commemorated March 10, is deeply personal to me."