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If I Should Die Before I Wake

Whitley plans to sleep with Dwayne for the first time on his birthday. The public speaking professor assigns the students to write their own eulogies. A young woman named Josie stuns everyone with her speech, in which she reveals that she contracted AIDS through unprotected sex in high school. Gina and Terrence display their ignorance about the disease and are afraid to be around Josie. Kim and Mr. Gaines defend her and advise the duo to become more informed. Ron worries that he could fall victim to AIDS because of his history of casual sex. He and Dwayne decide to undergo HIV testing. Whitley, still shaken by the news of Josie's illness, decides that she just isn't ready for sex.

  • Originally Aired April 11, 1991
  • Runtime 25 minutes
  • Production Code 421
  • Original Network NBC
  • On Other Sites IMDB
Name Type
Debbie Allen Director
Susan Fales Writer
Tisha Campbell Guest Star
Whoopi Goldberg Guest Star

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