The 11-Year-Old HIV/AIDS Activist Who Moved Oprah to Tears

Born HIV-positive, doctors originally told Hydeia Broadbent’s adoptive parents that she wouldn’t live past the age of 5. Yet in 1996, the 11-year-old activist was already speaking publicly about her disease and appearing on national television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. Take a look back at Hydeia’s journey and personal struggles.

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