As we approach the release of the book (best estimates now have the book coming out at the end of May/early June), there's a lot more going on. The most exciting is a chance for you to talk personally with the Hartmanns, who were featured in the Washington Post last week and are one of two couples I follow in my book.
I've organized a Twitter chat with the Hartmanns, some HIV and pregnancy experts and another mom who had a baby with her HIV-positive husband the old fashioned way. They'll talk about their experience, the challenges they faced, and also about what it means to have protected sex without condoms. It'll be a fun time! Please join us if you can. Here are the details:
When: Wednesday, May 7, at 8 a.m. Pacific/11 a.m. Eastern
Where: On Twitter! Search for and use the hashtag #HIVnegpreg to find the conversation, and to contribute.
Why: To break the silence, remove stigma, and talk about what it's really like to live with HIV today.
RSVP here: ow.ly/wqHDw
Never been to a Twitter chat before? It's simple. It's just like getting together with friends at a coffee shop to talk: We all show up at the same place (Twitter) at the same time (Wednesday 5/7 at 8 a.m. Pacific/11 a.m. Eastern), and we talk about the same thing (#HIVnegpreg) for an hour. You can search twitter for the hashtag and then follow along that way. The Hartmanns will be there to share their story and talk about what it's like to be in the spotlight. I'm also happy to talk about the process of the book. You can ask any questions you like, provided that they're respectful.
So please join us.
Let's connect, break down barriers and bust through the stigma about what it's like to live with HIV today.