At 19, Marvelyn thought that when her "prince charming" said he didn't want to use a condom, it meant he really loved her. Three weeks later, she tested positive for HIV. She was shunned by her community and even by her family. Her mother even suggested she lie and say she had cancer. Instead of hiding, Marvelyn she chose to start Marvelous Connections. Currently, she has spoken to more than half a million people on college campuses, and she's even been a guest on America's Next Top Model. Along with telling young people to protect themselves, she urges them to get tested.

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Marvelyn Brown was featured on our Teen Revolution program which aired on June 14, 2009.