Teenager who became the reluctant poster boy for the HIV and AIDS movement after his expulsion from school due to the disease.
He contracted HIV through a blood transfusion at a children's hospital.
In the mid-1980s a court ruled he should be allowed to attend school, but he and his family were terrorized as a result.
He was born to parents Hubert White and Jeanne Hale. His mom was a huge supporter of his cause.
The film The Ryan White Story was based on his life, and Lukas Haas played his character.