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Phoenix and Flame Podcast

Apr 2, 2023

Martina was diagnosed at age 28 (3 decades ago) with HIV and told she had 5 years to live.  This is her story of navigating the stigmata of HIV and the isolation of being a female with HIV.  Her memoir, "An Unexpected Life" follows her journey of being marginalized, ignored, and then emotionally abused by a mentally ill husband while trying to foster a teenage daughter.