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Hydeia Broadbent International HIV/AIDS Activist & Humanitarian
2014 Research and Hope Awardee:
11-Year-Old HIV/AIDS Activist Who Moved Oprah to Tears | Where Are They Now? | Oprah Winfrey Network
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. Plus
Hydeia Broadbent was born with HIV in the '80s, and by the time she was 6 years old, she'd already become a well-known activist and public speaker. Over the years, this former Oprah Show guest has inspired millions, including NBA legend Magic Johnson. Now, Hydeia opens up about dating, turning 30 and her plans to start a nonprofit organization.