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In Chapter 8 of 20 in her 2009 Capture Your Flag interview, Louise Davis shares how, while in 6th grade, she sees an HIV positive friend get AIDS-related infection and pass away. The effect is lasting and pushes Davis to then begin volunteering locally at HIV/AIDS organization Project Open Hand in San Francisco. Meeting HIV positive peers, Davis sees how with proper health education and empowerment, transmission could be significantly reduced. Over time, this leads Davis to start Peer Health Exchange to provide health education and healthy decision-making skills to teens.

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