Hydeia Broadbent – Moderator
Motivational speaker and HIV/AIDS Activist, Black AIDS Institute
Ms. Hydeia Broadbent spends her time spreading the message of HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, by: promoting abstinence, safe-sex practices (for people who choose to have sex) and national HIV testing initiatives. Hydeia began her debut as an HIV/AIDS activist and public speaker at six years old and by 12, had appeared on many national television programs including Oprah, 20/20, Good Morning America, and “A Conversation with Magic Johnson” on Nickelodeon. Hydeia has also taken part in many of America’s talk radio programs including, The Michael Eric Dyson Show, Russ Parr Morning Show, and The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Broadbent is also considered a pioneer as the first African-American youth to speak up and speak out about the epidemic. Today, Hydeia is a distinguished international, public speaker and HIV/AIDS activist with a mission to educate people of all ages.