Paper Title

HIV/AIDS ISM

Panel

Body and Performance

Location

Room 214, West Center

Start Date

31-3-2016 3:30 PM

End Date

31-3-2016 2:45 PM

Keywords

HIV, AIDS, Film, Music Video, Epidemic, Conversation, Education, Advocation

Abstract

HIV/AIDS is neither a “gay” nor “African” issue; it is a global issue in which 36.9 million people worldwide are currently living with today (aids.gov). With the combined resources of the Tisch Dance and New Media and Center for Multicultural Education and Programs departments at New York University, the film “HIV/AIDS ISM” was created to initiate and continue the conversation about the disease through a series of interviews and music video. “HIV/AIDS Past” focuses on the personal account of an individual who experienced the epidemic in New York City when it broke out in the early 1980’s. From individuals of the millennial generation, “HIV/AIDS Present” broadens the spectrum with thoughts on disclosure, education and the end to the spread of HIV. In conclusion, the music video “Con+inue to Live” shows HIV Positive and Negative persons co-existing in everyday life: a first date, a couple at home, a woman’s support group, and dancers sharing the stage. As an HIV Positive individual, consistent advocation and education are vital to the efforts in the reduction of stigma to those living with HIV and the overall elimination of the disease.

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Link to the film" HIV/AIDS ISM": www.vimeo.com/everettmjohnson/hivaidsism

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HIV/AIDS ISM

Room 214, West Center

HIV/AIDS is neither a “gay” nor “African” issue; it is a global issue in which 36.9 million people worldwide are currently living with today (aids.gov). With the combined resources of the Tisch Dance and New Media and Center for Multicultural Education and Programs departments at New York University, the film “HIV/AIDS ISM” was created to initiate and continue the conversation about the disease through a series of interviews and music video. “HIV/AIDS Past” focuses on the personal account of an individual who experienced the epidemic in New York City when it broke out in the early 1980’s. From individuals of the millennial generation, “HIV/AIDS Present” broadens the spectrum with thoughts on disclosure, education and the end to the spread of HIV. In conclusion, the music video “Con+inue to Live” shows HIV Positive and Negative persons co-existing in everyday life: a first date, a couple at home, a woman’s support group, and dancers sharing the stage. As an HIV Positive individual, consistent advocation and education are vital to the efforts in the reduction of stigma to those living with HIV and the overall elimination of the disease.