AIDS is no longer an automatic death sentence, which poses a danger for a new generation unaware of its lethal nature.
Damaries "Dee" Cruz talks about the day she learned she was HIV positive. Doctors told her she had one year to live. She continues to devote her life to raising awareness about HIV and AIDS -- 17 years later.
Cruz made a personal choice to pursue holistic treatments for her illness. She does not take traditional medications, despite her doctor’s recommendations. She explains her controversial decision.
Cruz talks about the stigma still attached to HIV/AIDS. We see her in action in public forums speaking frankly about her the disease.
Cruz discusses the importance of getting tested and being re-tested. We see her on a date and she talks about the precautions she takes to have modern day romantic relationships.
AIDS hits close to home for many of the students who worked on the presentation.
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