Joyce finds herself divorced, alone, and showing signs of contracting a deadly disease. She is forced to think of her two sons when sacrificing her dreams of a lucrative science career in biology. Her life would forever change when she steps into her doctor's office. Her doctor finds an abnormal white blood cell count and orders a specific blood test. Joyce receives the heartbreaking results that she is HIV positive. She is devastated, but she begins to fight back, taking back her life and remaining strong for her sons. This is a story of a woman, devastated by life's misfortune, who takes her health into her own hands by educating herself and passing down her love for science to her two sons. Her best friend Samantha with the help of an expert virologist begins to guide Joyce into better understanding the evolution, the molecular biology, and possible ways to combat her disease. In the process of Joyce learning more about her diseased condition, her love for science is reignited.