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'25 to Life' shows man's growth from Lothario to HIV educator
'25 to Life' shows man's growth from Lothario to HIV educator

The documentary "25 to Life" is a coming-of-age tale with a twist: A Lothario becomes a married man, a fatherless child becomes a dad, and a promiscuous player becomes an HIV educator. All of those personas have played out in Will Brawner, who as an infant was severely scalded and became HIV-positive after receiving a blood transfusion. Back in 1985, after seeing headlines about teenage AIDS patient Ryan White and his fight against his school's decision to ban him from campus, Brawner's mother decided her son's HIV status should be kept a secret to avoid social stigma. But at Howard University, Brawner became a Casanova to gain acceptance among his peers....

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