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Finding Comfort In A Crowd, A Support Group Just For HIV Positive Women

Nicole Price
The women who work for Babes, from left to right: Nicole Price, Tranisha Arzah, Julia Rosenfeld and Alora Gale-Schreck. Babes Network is an organization for women living with HIV, run by women with HIV.

This story originally aired on December 16, 2017.

When Nicole Price was 25 years old, life was not going the way she had planned. She was addicted to meth, she had a hard time holding down a job and then a test revealed she was HIV positive.

“I was afraid of dying. I was afraid of never being able to have kids, of never being able to get married. My family not loving me anymore. It was a really scary time,” remembers Price.

Price found a supportive community in Babes Network, based out of the downtown Seattle YWCA. Babes is a non-profit that specifically serves women living with HIV.

In this story, hear how Price journeyed from a solitary place of fear, to turning her life around and leading an organization that empowers hundreds of HIV positive women living in King County.

Jennifer Wing is a former KNKX reporter and producer who worked on the show Sound Effect and Transmission podcast.