From the many themes about the artists’ lives that arose through the workshop, we chose the ten that appeared most regularly. Every woman is different, and each has a wide range of individual experiences. But as a group, these themes tell a collective story of life with HIV starting with the impact of receiving an HIV diagnosis. Often for women this was associated with a late diagnosis or with advance disease. And for the women in the workshop with children, it impacted their parenting style, and placing much of their focus on their children and other family members. Many of the artists spoke about issues with health and HIV medication, and particular experiences of reproductive coercion and reproductive agency. They also spoke of experiencing stigma both in and outside of health services, and because of this, a number of the artists chose to live a double life.