Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gratitude to Activists' and Artists' Responses to AIDS

When I think about HIV and AIDS, I have many responses.

I remember the first time a friend shared HIV+ status with me.

I think of the many people I have known with HIV and how eclectic they are; some are thriving in every sense; some are struggling or have died.

I am grateful to many activists who responded to the bigotry and negligence, and to artists ( of all genres ) who have found ways to illustrate the experiences.

Here is Fading Ad Blog
which I have just discovered...

Rhode Island, the smallest of all 50 states, has how many AIDS Service Organizations ?

How have cuts to the Department of Health affected us ?

1 comment:

Frank Jump said...

Thanks for the mention! HIV has been a part of me for over half of my life. And although I don't fear from dying from this virus, not a day goes by when I'm not reminded of it and my own mortality. HIV has become a lens in which I see the world. Fortunately, I have learned to take of the glasses once in a while and try on new lenses.