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poster/VIRUS: Artists Affected by HIV Use Images to Make Daring Statements

2 Years of Posters From a Toronto Street Campaign by Canada's AIDS Action Now

November 15, 2013

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Micah Lexier With Darien Taylor and Eric Mykhalovskiy

Utilizing his trademark techniques of found imagery, simplicity and repetition, Micah Lexier has created a poster that addresses the decidedly unsexy, but complex issue of access to treatment. Quality of care, accuracy of information, even access to treatment itself is dependent on a myriad of factors, both personal and practical. Lexier was tasked with the challenge to create a poster that itemized a number of these extenuating circumstances. Playing with duplication and a simple color inversion, Lexier riffs on AIDS Action Now's dated but indelible logo to focus on the simple but nuanced message that access to treatment is not equal for all.




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Reader Comments:

Comment by: Ray (Rural Midwest) Mon., Dec. 2, 2013 at 7:15 am EST
That disclosure mantra might be great for you big city folks, but for us out here in the corn/bible/gun belt, non disclosure is paramount to survival. And no it's not about getting laid. I've lived under self imposed celibacy since my diagnosis 7 years ago. My friends and neighbors know I'm gay and most treat me with dignity and respect. But most out here are simply not ready for the hiv/aids thing. I'd have to leave my job and move. I'd even be fearful for my life. Hiv is as private as any other medical condition to be shared in strictest confidence with folks you feel safe with. Not some convoluted badge of honor to challenge casual acquaintances with. Thank you for your time and for allowing me to share another take on the disclosure debate.
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