AIDS: Till Death Do Them Part: Till Death Do Them Part

Till Death Do Them Part

Ricky Ray wants to marry his 16-year-old sweetheart. That's a little young to tie the knot -- but then Ricky is only 14. Normally, says his mother Louise, she would "kick his butt" and tell him to wait. But Ricky is not normal: he has AIDS and probably not much time to live. "I don't know if I'll live two weeks, two months, two years or 100 years," he says. "I just want to spend the rest of my time with the girl I love."

The girl he loves, Wenonah Lindberg, says they plan to learn about safe sex * and...

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