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Lovetta Smith

Lovetta Smith was diagnosed with HIV in 2002.

During that time, she was also addicted to drugs and alcohol.

In 2007, she made a commitment to herself, chose her clean date, and has never turned back substance.

She started her recovery journey at Straight and Narrow Inc. where she was offered education about HIV and AIDS. During her time there, she conducted numerous group information sessions on HIV 101, Substance Abuse, and Spirituality.

Lovetta gives inspirational speeches at women empowerment events and is often a guest speaker at Narcotics Anonymous meetings and many area churches. During her addiction, she lost the bottom part of her arm but she never uses that as an excuse not to do anything. She currently works full-time for Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, a Wellness Navigator in New Jersey, and also as a peer recovery specialist.

Moreover, Lovetta has been a Christian evangelist for 4 years, using her platform to spread love, hope, inspiration, and HIV prevention education whenever she has the opportunity to speak.

Lovetta Smith
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