Associated Press - January 9, 2012
Tallahassee - The Florida Department of Health is launching a
statewide project to humanize the effects of HIV and AIDS.
The Faces of HIV will kick off with a mobile art exhibit in
Tallahassee this week, followed by stops in Orlando, Fort
Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa, and Jacksonville.
The project tells the stories of Florida residents living with
HIV and AIDS through captivating portraits, insightful interviews
and poignant journals.
Health officials are hoping the stories of real people will help
break long held stereotypes about the disease. The project also
includes a candid on-camera interview with South Florida resident
Dab Garner. Garner was diagnosed with HIV early in the epidemic
when it was referred to as GRID.
Online: Faces of HIV http://www.wemakethechange.com/faces/