7 Black Women Activists We Honor This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Hydeia Broadbent

Hydeia Broadbent was one of the first babies born HIV-positive. Her parents abandoned her at birth, and she was adopted just weeks later. By age six, Broadbent was involved in HIV/AIDS activism. She appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America and A Conversation with Magic Johnson” on Nickelodeon. Today, as an adult, Broadbent travels the country as a public speaker at HIV/AIDS advocacy events.


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