This December 1st 2014, I attended my very first U of T World AIDS Day event at the Hart House Great Hall. As I arrived to the event, I received a complimentary AIDS awareness ribbon, and looked down on the event schedule, eager to see how the evening would unfold: a light and refreshing reception followed by musical performances and presentations from distinguished speakers. The night began with a breathtaking speech by Muluba Habanyama courageously sharing her experience living with HIV. One would have thought losing both her parents to HIV related-illness would have torn this 23 year old apart - but no, she picked herself up and put on a brave face. In her words, she was no longer "angry
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