World AIDS Day: A live Streaming Global Event

Date: December 5, 2020
Start Time: 1:00pm
Event Location:

A Live Streaming Global Event
GLOBAL SOLIDARITY, SHARED RESPONSIBILITY

Join AIDS Delaware for a free, virtual World AIDS Day event, December 5th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. 

 This global event features panelists living with HIV/AIDS who will offer their insight on the significance of the disease in the 21st century. They will tell how living with the virus has impacted their lives and will feature a question and answer session with each panelist. 

 

This virtually event is free to the public. To register in advance visit:
https://tinyurl.com/y3erpu9s 

 

Our Panelists 

 

Tez Anderson 

Activist Author, Speaker and Long-term HIV Survivor, Tez shines a light on the needs of long-term survivors and the issues around aging with HIV. In 2013, he founded the group Let’s Kick ASS (AIDS Survivor Syndrome). Based in San Francisco, their mission is to empower HIV Long-Term Survivors to thrive through connection, engagement, and meaningful action. The group now boasts local chapters across the nation. 

 

He coined the term “AIDS Survivor Syndrome (ASS)” to describe the aftermath of long-term survivorship. Tez is the force behind HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day, observed each year on June 5. It was on this date in 1981 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first reported on what is now known as AIDS.from POZ 100 

 

Hydeia Broadbent 

Abandoned at birth at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Hydeia was adopted as and infant by Loren and Patricia Broadbent.  Although her HIV condition was congenital, she was not diagnosed HIV-positive with advancement to AIDS until age three. Now 35, Hydeia spends her time spreading the message of HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention by promoting abstinence and safe-sex practices for people who choose to have sex. “People think because I was born with HIV my story does not apply to them. Well this same disease I am living with is the same disease you can get if you are aware and informed. I use my testimony as a warning of what you don’t want to go through.” Broadbent explains. 

 

Hydeia became an HIV/AIDS activist and public speaker at six years old and by 12 appeared on many national television programs including Oprah, 20/20, Good Morning America, and Nickelodeon’s “A Conversation with Magic Johnson”. She has also been featured in publications including, New York Times, People, Teen People, Essence, Ebony and Sister 2 Sister. She has also appeared on many talk radio programs including, The Michael Eric Dyson Show, Russ Parr Morning Show, and The Tom Joyner Morning Show.  

 

In 2014 Hydeia was featured on “Oprah’s Where Are They Now”, and to date is one of the most requested updates by fans. Hydeia is also a notable speaker and guest panelist at many of America’s most respected educational institutions including, Duke University, Spelman, UCLA, USC, and Howard University. 

 

Hydeia is one of few young activists to follow in Ryan White’s footsteps and speak out on an international level about being affected by the HIV/AIDS virus.  Broadbent is also considered a pioneer as the first African-American youth to speak out about the epidemic. Ebony Magazine named Hydeia one of the Most Influential 150 African Americans in 2008 and 2011. Hydeia has also been honored with an American Red Cross Spirit Award and an Essence Award  

 

Today, Hydeia is a distinguished international, motivational speaker and HIV/AIDS activist with a mission to educate people of all ages. She has an innate ability to bond with any audience.  When addressing the public about the issues of HIV/AIDS, her primary goal is to provide a clear understanding of how to avoid at-risk behaviors through self-examination and informed decision-making.  She succinctly stated “…with all that we know about the virus, it is clear to me that contracting HIV/AIDS today is a choice, and we can’t allow anyone the power to make that choice.” 

 

Marvelyn Brown 

Marvelyn Brown, a 35-year-old native Tennessean, learned she was HIV-positive at age 19. Since then she has moved both live and television audiences around the United States, Bermuda, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, the Virgin Islands, South Africa, Tanzania and Rwanda with her compelling personal story. Ms. Brown has spoken at hundreds of colleges, universities, churches and conferences worldwide. Her autobiography, The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful and (HIV) Positive, was published by Amistad/HarperCollins in 2008.

Her humanitarian work earned her a 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding National PSA, BET’s Rap It Up campaign named Brown one of the 25 “HEROES” in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, in 2009 she won the Do Something Award and in 2010, she was inducted into The Heroes In The Struggle Photo Exhibit by The Magic Johnson Foundation and The Black AIDS Institute..

Brown has also shared her powerful message on television and in the print media. Some highlights include CNN’s Black in America, Frontline’s ENDGAME, The Oprah Winfrey Show, America’s Next Top Model, America’s Best Dance Crew, and CBS’s The Early Show.  Articles have appeared in Newsweek, U.S. News and Report, Fortune 500, Cosmopolitan, Glamour and ESSENCE magazine. Brown has also graced the covers A&U, POZ and The Ave.

In addition to being a motivational speaker, advocate, author and a CEO, Brown is also an avid fan of Welch’s Grape Soda and has a slight addiction to sour patch kids.  In her spare time this Taurus loves to travel the world and currently resides in New York, NY.  

 

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For more information about World AIDS Day Virtual Event: Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility, contact Frank Hawkins at hawkins@aidsdelaware.org 

 

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