The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful and (HIV) Positive

By on March 7, 2014
Photo by Karah Jackson

Marvelyn Brown is a young African American AIDS activist who spoke to UAB on Tuesday March 4th. Brown , author of the book, “The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful and (HIV) Positive.” Tells her story of how she  contracted HIV at the age of 19. Brown has appeared on TV to tell her story on shows including, CNN, BET, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Browns purpose of her message to UAB and to all the other places she has traveled is to spread the awareness of what HIV is and to teach that responsibility and knowledge about the disease can save lives.

by Karah Jackson

Photos by Karah Jackson

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