Apr 8, 2014 —
Today (April 8th) marks the 24th anniversary of Ryan White's death at 18 years old as a result of AIDS-related complications.
Diagnosed at 13 with AIDS, Ryan and his family faced tremendous discrimination and stigma due to society's negative perceptions of people living with HIV/AIDS.
These experiences motivated Ryan and his mother to become staunch advocates for people with HIV. Ryan died a few months before the Ryan White CARE Act was passed, but his mother, Jeanne White-Ginder) remained involved in HIV advocacy.
Ryan's story reminds us of how far we have come. But it is also a story of advocacy, of assertiveness, of not accepting the status quo.
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