Carolyn to Ryan White on January 17, 1989

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Dear Ryan,

Hello. I know you probably get alot of fan mail and all but I have so many questions about aids. First Id like to tell you a little something about myself. OK. /okay!

First of all I watched the "Ryan White Story" and I read your article in "USA Weekend" "The Houston Post!" Even though I didn't have too! I lived in Kokomo for 14 years. I was there when all of this was going on.

No, I am not one of the terriable Hoosiers who caused you so many problems. As a matter of fact, I felt sorry for you! I know it isn't your fault, I

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Know its not your mothers fault! Anyway, I moved from Kokomo to Rossville Ind. and you know how the teacher introduces you to the class and tells you where your from. Well everyone said "you went to school with Ryan White!" they made fun of you! I tried to tell them that there was nothing wrong with you b (even though I didn't go to school with you) but they gave me the same th> treatment they gave you (almost) they would n't drink after me or even talk to me. They accused me of having A.I.D.S.. My boyfriend broke up with me be cause of all the rumors.

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Well, we moved and I am doing pretty good here.

You know the bad thing about the schools is they don't say anything about A.I.D.S. they don't tell you how you can protect youself (except for using condoms) but they dont know for sure. My Questions are few but that is only because I'm sure you would rather be out rideing your skate board!! So here it goes!

1. What are some (or all they ways you know of) you can catch AIDS?

2. The medication you are takeing what does it do? (AZT)

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3. If your sister a Hemo philiac also? (I just was wondering I mean I know that is not on the subject) (and quite personal

4. Are you planning to go "on tour" to tell people about the AIDS virus? Many of the schools are not teaching us about it so maybe when you graduate you could travel to different o schools in the U.S. and explain to us.

5. Is there anyway you could catch AIDS in a public pool? (I know this question sounds pretty stupid but this is what people are

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telling me! You would nt believe some of the ridiculas things they say!

Well I appreciate your time and if you will please write back. I'd like to be your pen pal ya know!

Your friend always {To the side: "Thank you!"}

Carolyn {Redacted} (I'm 16 years old)

P.S. I enclosed a photo so you wouldn't think some (jerk) was writing you a prank!

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