6 Misconceptions Young People Have about HIV/AIDS

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Hydeia Broadbent has been living with HIV her entire life, but as she told Black Enterprise yesterday that has not been a death sentence.  In fact, the 26-year-old AIDS activist has been a very vocal spokeswoman for awareness about the disease, which has reached epidemic proportions in the African American community. Black people account for 50 percent of all new HIV diagnoses in this country but only 12 percent of the U.S. population. Despite her work and increased public information about HIV/AIDS, Broadbent still encounters people who have outdated misconceptions about the disease. For this year’s World AIDS Day she sets the record straight. —Tomika Anderson

Hydeia Broadbent has been living with HIV her entire life, but as she told Black…