FROM SCARED TO SACRED: AIDS, Love, & Staying Alive

This 90-minute presentation details Scott’s personal story – contacting HIV at age 24, surviving almost three decades, and ultimately turning a curse into a blessing. Scott describes having HIV infection in a context all young people can understand: vulnerability, loneliness, isolation and hopelessness. His story provides a powerful example of learning from your mistakes and growing through adversity. It ends with a musical video montage of the many faces and voices of Scott’s friends who have died from AIDS.

Potential Audiences:
This lecture has campus-wide appeal and lends itself to broad co-sponsorship. The program is recommended for peer educators, fraternity/sorority students, AIDS Awareness clubs, resident advisors, gay-straight alliances, AIDS Awareness clubs, SADD members, and various student organizations. Can be adapted to middle school audiences as well.