Look at me, take a long, hard stare.I'm the face of HIV. I represent every woman 25-34 who has died or is dying from AIDS.AIDS is the leading cause of death in African American women in this age group.So, LOOK at me!Do you think I'm ready to die? I'm not ready. I don't want to leave my children, family, and friends. LOOK at me!Can you honestly tell me we can't change the statistics by raising awareness? Can we not see the Consequences of our actions? Oh God, is anybody even listening to me? LOOK
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Talia James is young and quite naive. The daughter of an alcoholic mother, Talia had to grow up fast and mother to her younger siblings and cousin.
Needless to say, Talia made some bad choices in life where love and men were concerned. After two broken relationships and two sons, she feels as though she has won the lottery when she meets Andre Peters, a very well-to-do sports agent. The fact that he's married takes a backseat to Talia's happiness.