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Texas: Dallas Teen Has Lived to Tell About Life With HIV

December 28, 2010

A 14-year-old girl in suburban Dallas is poised to tell the world something many people would keep quiet, that she has been living with HIV since birth.

Brianna Lamar is in contention to represent Texas in a program sponsored by the Children's Miracle Network. In June, 50 children from around the country will tell Congress their stories of overcoming serious medical conditions.

"I'm living a very good, normal life with HIV," Lamar said from the Pleasant Grove home where she was raised by her grandparents. Lamar's mother died at 36 of complications of AIDS.

Lamar has known about her HIV status since age three or four, when her grandparents felt obligated to explain her frequent doctor visits. Lamar, born the year after

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Comment by: Brandon (Houston) Wed., Oct. 16, 2013 at 11:57 am EDT
I give you all the condiment in the world.
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Comment by: Andy (Salt Lake City, Chicago) Mon., Jan. 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm EST
I have never shared my disease before, but you have showed me it's OK to be open. Even at my age, it is tough to share the most important things...the things that matter. You have inspired me to be true to myself and that whomever I am and whatever I have I have. Thanks!
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