my name is cooike Ive have a history of subtanceabuse with 13 years . Ive beat hepc due kemo thearapy treatment ,Im acounselor and tester for HIV/AIDs and I also workin t5he substance abuse as a invention group therapy that deal with hiv sustance abuse and just life in genreal. I worked with Intervention like Healthy Relationship and a program called SISTAS. and severval support groups Iv also sponsored many women mentoring them in postive and healthy living skills in fact my next goal is to be a life's coach so thaI can continue my journey.I am a long time suvrior and have been living with HIV for 30 years .my story reflects a person that should have been dead but I found a way out and I have a desire to give back what was freely given to me. the amazing pawrt about my story and my strenghts that keep me is Ive lost a brother and sister to Aids. I think about how my mother has been able to perserve through losing 2 children and still having me alive so that I have the chance to say 'HIv is not the end of your life but the beginning. so in others words she (mom) is my HERO. It doesnt mean that life has'nt happen to me it just means hope is always alive. and prayers works!!!!! ebven if its some one else praying for you . . And its family and others who prayed my way to a personsnal relationship with a GOD of my understanding . .....Ther is alot more but it probably would take a life time ..open for Q. and A.