It's not a problem anymore - right, mom?
"There is a woman down the street whose daughter comes home in tears, after fending off taunts on the school bus. They have to move because their landlord won't have people with HIV on his property. There is a man you know who travels over 100 miles to see his doctor and is afraid to attend a support group meeting in his home town because you could drive by the parking lot and see everybody's car and say: Why does so-and-so need to go to an HIV support meeting? There is a teenage boy in your neighborhood you just tested positive; he didn't know how to use a condom correctly and had unprotected sex. His school has an abstinence-only HIV education program. His classmates assume he's gay, and they say: Faggots deserve to die. There is a woman in the next town who wants to use the Internet to obtain AIDS treatment information. Her only access to a computer is at the local school where her husband works. Whispers about AIDS cost him his last job. She told a few close friends, and a lot of people are not her friends anymore. People still think: I don't want to be around that person, I don't want to drink from the same cup, I don't want to use the same bathroom.""One in four people who become infected with HIV is under the age of 20. In 1997, 55% of Americans wrongly believed they could become infected by sharing a glass of water, up from 48% in 1991. Unprotected sex is the main risk behavior amongst teenagers. While 95% of Americans believe that public schools should provide AIDS prevention education, frank discussion of sexuality and condoms in the classroom is still virtually taboo. Seventeen years into the AIDS epidemic, as fear, hatred and ignorance continue, one person in the U.S. is infected every 13 minutes. Nearly half of those undergoing new HIV drug therapy have developed resistance, rendering the drugs useless. We know there's still an AIDS crisis. Do you?""Day Without Art. December 1, 1998. The Tenth International Day of Action and Mourning in Response to the AIDS Crisis."
Picture of a pie on a window sill.
AIDS Education Collection
Day Without Art
Attitude (Psychology)Food habitsSocial advocacy
Visual AIDS (Organization)
New York, USA
89.0cm x 60.0cm
University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation
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