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Man injected with HIV as a child shares life story as motivational speaker

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – As a five-year old, Brryan Jackson's own father injected him with the HIV virus to avoid making child support payments.

While dad serves a life sentence in prison, Brryan has survived. Two decades later, Brryan is talking about his life’s journey in support of his organization, "Hope is Vital,” and promoting his attempt at a world record for public speaking.

The record attempt is scheduled for Thursday, April 28 at 8:30 a.m. at St. Charles Community College. Each of Jackson's speeches must be no less than 10 minutes in length and have a minimum of 10 unique listeners. At present, former presidential candidate Ralph Nader holds the record with 21 speeches.