25 to Life, A Documentary
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25 to Life: William "Reds" Brawner
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In 1980 after being burned as an infant, William Brawner received a blood transfusion with HIV tainted blood. Learning of his illness five years later, his family decided to keep his status a secret.
Later as a popular gregarious Howard University undergraduate, "Reds" would have lots of sex without informing his partners of his status. In 2006, he decided to tell his story and become an HIV activist
. 25 to Life follows Will, interviews his family, spouse, friends, enemies and former lovers. Responses to Will Brawner have been varied