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My Young Adult Novel Was Created to Change the Narrative Around HIV/AIDS

I saw the Whiteness in the existing activism archives and sought to alter the canon

Illustration: Rachelle Baker

II first learned about HIV in health class. I remember it being framed as something that would kill you. I thought anyone who got HIV would quickly die of AIDS-related illness. Magic Johnson’s continued…

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