Surviving & Thriving: Aids, Politics and Culture

Exhibit Author: 
National Library of Medicine
Arizona Health Sciences Library
Exhibit Start Date: 
Jan 20, 2015 (All day)
Exhibit End Date: 
Feb 28, 2015 (All day)
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Arizona Health Sciences Library, Lobby

AIDS poster: You Are Not AloneThis exhibit explores the rise of AIDS in the early1980’s and the evolving response to the epidemic over the last 30 years. The title Surviving and Thriving comes from a book written in 1987 by and for people with AIDS that insisted people could live with AIDS, not just die from it. Jennifer Brier, the exhibition  curator, explains that “centering the experience of people with AIDS in the exhibition allows us to see how critical they were, and continue to be, in the political and medical fight against HIV/AIDS.” Surviving and Thriving presents their stories alongside those of others involved in the national AIDS crisis. The traveling exhibition  utilizes a variety of historic photographs as well as images of pamphlets and publications to illustrate how a group of people responded to, or failed to respond, to HIV/AIDS.  This exhibit may also be viewed online at the National Library of Medicine website.

Last updated Mar 18, 2015 by Joan Schlimgen