Ryan White, the teenager who epitomized AIDS for America and the world, died 24 years ago today.

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    Apr 09, 2014 6:23 AM GMT
    Ryan White, the teenager who epitomized AIDS for America and the world, died 24 years ago today. In the face of violent threats and ostracism, Ryan challenged the public’s hatred and advocated for understanding and action. RIP, Ryan.

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    Apr 09, 2014 6:53 AM GMT
    Very sad..

    I had never heard of Ryan White in Australia, but the Australian author Bryce Courtenay (The Power of One) had a haemophiliac son who died from AIDS related complications in 1991.

    FWIW, there's a novel (April Fools Day - day he died) about it:

    http://goo.gl/ORHmtk

    Was the only way I'd really ever heard of the epidemic of AIDS in haemophiliacs.
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    Apr 12, 2014 4:17 AM GMT
    Ryan Whites Mom marks 20th anniversary




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    Apr 15, 2014 4:31 PM GMT
    Thanks for sharing. From the video:

    The court ruled in his favor to be allowed in school "...But he had to use a separate bathroom and eat his lunch alone [in school]."