Hydeia was diagnosed as HIV-positive at 3 years old, and has dedicated her life to raising awareness for the disaease. #ImNotAverage
- Condition: HIV/AIDS
- Age: 31
- Location: Las Vegas, NV
In 1987, Michael Jackson’s “Bad” soared up the charts, gas was 89 cents a gallon, and HIV/AIDS continued to wreak deadly havoc around the world.
It was also the year 3-year-old Hydeia was diagnosed as HIV-positive.
“Medications have advanced,” the health advocate says today at a healthy 30 years old. In her case, an array of treatments in combination worked, and, for that, she is grateful to the researchers that helped extend her life. “Because of them I can now get married and have a child,” Hydeia says. A thriller of a future, indeed.