A Young Woman's Battle With HIV

New autobiography highlights the impact of HIV/AIDS on young black women.

The Naked Truth by Marvelyn Brown

As for boyfriends, you can tell a lot about a man's character when you tell him that you have HIV. It actually helps me a lot in the dating world. I used to date a guy for years before I found out that he was no good. Now I find out in the first 10 minutes.

What message do you have for other young people?

The thing I really want them to take away from the book is the message of self-love. If you love yourself, you can protect yourself, and that eliminates HIV from the beginning.