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Jessica Whitbread: 'She Who Smiles With the Strength of a Thousand Warrior Women' Img
Personal Stories

Jessica Whitbread: 'She Who Smiles With the Strength of a Thousand Warrior Women'

As a queer woman living with HIV, artist and activist Jessica Whitbread explores her own sexuality and curiosity, often in public places, in hopes of making it easier for others to do the same.

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Jose Luis Cortes' En Blanco y Negro: Gay and Boricua

Visual AIDS artist member Jose Luis Cortes discusses the Philadelphia exhibition that he hopes will make people feel sadness, love, pleasure and loneliness.

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A History of the Red Ribbon

Why make art in response to AIDS? The people behind the red ribbon discuss their decision to make the iconic awareness symbol.

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Viewpoints

Connections Between Black Lives Matter and the HIV Movement

Since its inception in 2007, Black Lives Matter has been a lens through which to view American racism. Can we view the fight against HIV through that lens, as well?

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Anti-Black Racism Has Been Central to the Structuring of HIV Vulnerability in the U.S. and Globally

Most HIV prevention focuses on reducing or altering minority people's behaviors -- this new book blows that conventional approach away, and puts the fight against racism front and center in the fight against AIDS.

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Just By Being, People Living With HIV Become Targets

The community response to eradicate HIV Criminalization has been steadily growing over the past five years. These efforts culminated earlier this month at the HIV Is Not A Crime: National Conference on HIV Criminalization. While Visual AIDS was not ...

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"When ACT UP Is Remembered, Other Places, People and Forms of AIDS Activism Are Disremembered"

In the first of this two part blog series, Alexandra Juhasz explained her thinking around "Queer Archive Activism." In this second post, Juhasz shares her thoughts on the real world application of "Queer Archive Activism."

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Wisdom in Being United in Anger

Anger is a natural. For some of us, it is how we tap into our sadness, deal with our frustration, and it’s what gets some of us up in the morning. When dealing with HIV, anger is part of life: anger with doctors who don’t listen, first dates that never ...