World AIDS Day Speakers
Shawn & Gwenn: A Boy, A Girl, A Virus, and the Relationship That Happened Anyway
Shawn met Gwenn. They fell in love. Shawn has HIV. Gwenn doesn’t. They keep it that way. Since 2000, Shawn and Gwenn have been educating together, using their relationship as a way to talk about the issues of sexual health. By combining humor and candor, they’ve successfully engaged tens-of-thousands of college students, and have shared their story with millions of people through Cosmopolitan Magazine, MTV, BBC and HBO films. "A good sense of humor is crucial. Although HIV education isn’t normally associated with getting laughs, Shawn and Gwenn have opened eyes and ears with their laid back approach to discussing sex and deadly serious medical issues. By setting people at ease, they are able to make a genuine connection and relate to a wide variety of audiences. Ultimately, theirs is a timely, educational love story on the timeless topic of sex."