In 2016 we mark two anniversaries of the HIV/AIDS epidemic: the 35th anniversary of the first published reports of what would come to be called “AIDS” and the 20th anniversary of the introduction of protease inhibitors and other antiretroviral medications that rendered HIV infection a manageable chronic disease rather than a death sentence.
During the fall 2016 term, UConn will host or support several exhibits related to this anniversary:
- AIDS35 and Alternative Publishing, Archives and Special Collections, Dodd Center (August and September 2016), curated by Graham Stinnett, curator of human rights collections and alternative press collections
- Visual AIDS, William Benton Museum of Art (September 1 until the end of the fall 2016 term), curated by Jean Nihoul, assistant curator for academic projects. Further information here: http://benton.uconn.edu/2016/08/16/visual-aids
Visual AIDS will then go on the road, appearing on the UConn Avery Point campus in the Spring 2017 term.
- Nursing, Medicine, and AIDS (including artifacts from donors and a traveling exhibit developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, “Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture”), Atrium of the School of Nursing’s Carolyn Ladd Widmer Wing (September, October and November 2016), curated by Thomas Lawrence Long, associate professor in residence in the UConn School of Nursing and curator of the Dolan Collection
WNPR’s local public affairs program Where We Live devoted one show to this anniversary, including an interview with Dr. Long: http://wnpr.org/post/marking-35-years-hivaids
For further information, contact Dr. Long