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Video PSA Contest: Bryan F.

"Rudy the Wrapping Rubbertree"

Name: Bryan F.
Age: 44
Location: West Springfield, Mass.

After the contest ended, we were able to catch up with Bryan and ask him a few questions.

Why did you choose to enter our contest?

I look at religiously and knew I could be of some help getting the word out.

What was the inspiration behind your PSA and why did you ultimately go with your idea?

I knew my PSA could impact, educate and possibly save someone's life. I also knew the first step would be to grab everyone's attention and from there they'd listen to my words.

What was the most difficult part of making the video?

The biggest problem was the time restriction since I had so much to say. I wanted to get the word out about using "condom sense."

What did you learn or get out of the process?

I found out how many family and friends around the country care about me and prevention education. I now know I'm an inspiring rapper and not just some expiring wrapper.

Finally, what does World AIDS Day mean to you?

It is a time of remembrance for those we've lost, and sadness because it comes to light only one day a year.

The opinions expressed by's video contest entrants are entirely their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of itself.
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