New Exhibit – Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture

NIH Protest 1990

NIH Protest 1990. Photo courtesy Donna Binder

The Health Sciences Library is very excited to be hosting Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture, a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine.  The exhibit will be on display in the Gallery from August 4 – September 13, 2014.

This exhibit explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980’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.  The exhibit 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.

An Opening Event will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  A viewing of the documentary How to Survive a Plague will be shown in the Fulginiti Forum followed by a discussion.

This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.