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Sitting at an ACT UP Meeting

After attending an ACT UP meeting a few months ago, artist and writer Zachary Frater wrote this piece in which he considers what activism looks like for him and his generation.

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"Condoms Are Supposed to Protect Us, Not Turn Us Into Criminals"

For three years Visual AIDS has been distributing PLAY SMART. In little plastic bags we include two condoms, lube, and artist commissioned trading cards with safer sex information that include self-care tips, information about the artists, and links ...

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No Time Like Then: NYC 1993 and AIDS

On the occasion of the New Museum's NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star, which ended this spring, the New Museum added a canoe of Cup Noodles to its entry.

A little faded in its utilitarian grandeur but nevertheless essential currency...

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"When Did You Figure Out You Had AIDS?": Eric Rhein

Artist Eric Reihn recalls being diagnosed after returning from a trip to Europe, explores how we deal with collective loss, and ponders what HIV/AIDS will look like in 25 years.

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AIDS Changed Everything: A Blog Entry by Christa Orth

A history of the AIDS epidemic and its activism must include a look not only at gender, race and sexual orientation, but also class -- especially the role of labor unions.

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Art, AIDS Activism and Being an Ally: An Interview with Jessica MacCormack

As an artist with a self described, "interdisciplinary practice engaging with the intersection of institutional violence and the socio-political reality of personal trauma" one could expect Jessica MacCormack art to be a bit precious, too considered,...

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"When Did You Figure Out You Had AIDS?": Pato Hebert

As part of our series NOT OVER, Visual AIDS asked Pato Hebert, an artist in the La MaMa exhibition, three questions about the ongoing AIDS crisis. The first question is taken directly from artist Vincent Chevalier’s work, “So…when did you figure out ...

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"When Did You Figure Out You Had AIDS?": Hayat Hyatt

As part of our series NOT OVER, Visual AIDS asked artists in the La MaMa exhibition three questions about the ongoing AIDS crisis. The first question is taken directly from artist Vincent Chevalier's work, "So ... when did you figure out you had AIDS...

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"When Did You Figure Out You Had AIDS?": Nancer LeMoins

"Even though I tested positive for HIV in 1986, the concept was vague and surreal to me," says artist Nancer LeMoins. For her, "AIDS is not over."

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Test the System, Test Yourself

Today is National HIV Testing Day. Across the United States of America service providers are testing people for HIV in central locations, for free. For more information about Testing Sites in the USA, visit: AIDS.gov.

In thinking about testing, we...