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Marvelyn Brown: Young, Beautiful, and (HIV) Positive

Carrier No. 834 Reported by on Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Marvelyn Brown
Author Marvelyn Brown
First Name: Marvelyn
Last Name: Brown
Occupation: Author
STD(s): HIV and AIDS
City: New York
State/Territory: New York
Country: United States
Age: 27
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Race: Black
Sex: Female
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5 ft. 4 inches
Weight: 120 lbs.
Infection Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2003
Disclosure History: Has not failed to notify someone before exposure
Information Source: Published Source

Diagnosed with HIV at the age of 19 Marvelyn Brown turned her diagnosis into a positive by starting a HIV consulting group called Marvelous Connections and wrote a book called "The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful, and (HIV) Positive."

UPDATE: In 2020 the man she referred to as "Prince Charming" in her book was sentenced to six years in prison for infecting a different woman with HIV after failing to disclose his condition before having sex with her. You can learn more about "Prince Charming" at

You can find a link to her book by following the link on this page.



11/8/2020 - This article has been updated with the news that Marvelyn finally found justice in a court of law. The man that infected her was sentenced to six years of infecting another woman. Marvelyn testified at his sentencing hearing.

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