Florida's Faces of HIV mobile exhibit
Faces of HIV was launched on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2011, and started touring in January. The mobile art exhibit approaches the issue by telling the stories of Florida residents. It examines the effects of stigmas, personal relationships and health care issues associated with being HIV positive. The goal of the project is to try to normalize HIV/AIDS, said Marlene LaLota, MPH, the HIV prevention director at the Florida Dept. of Health. Residents "can look at the faces and realize that people with HIV are just like everyone else," she says.
Photos courtesy of Florida Dept. of Health