AIDS & Me: Hydeia Broadbent's Story

Mance, Alyson
December 2010
Washington Informer;12/9/2010, Vol. 46 Issue 58, p23
The article focuses on the story of Hydeia Broadbent as an AIDS victim. It states that Broadbent was infected by her crack-addicted mother from birth, and was adopted by a bi-racial couple, Patricia and Loren Broadbent. Broadbent says that she is covered by a state insurance, but considers it as a struggle because she needs to prove why she needs health insurance, and that she has AIDS. She adds that 50% of HIV diagnoses are African Americans but no one seems to care about it.


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