Posts Tagged ‘television’

Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, by Tony Kushner
suggested by Sara M. Simons
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I was born in 1981, the year generally considered to be the start of the AIDS epidemic. I have never lived in a world without AIDS, and yet the disease felt distant from my life growing up in suburban New England. Occasionally a work of art would penetrate this bubble — Read More…

The Legends Ball, created by Oprah Winfrey
suggested by Dorcas Baker
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As a nurse, I have been working in HIV for 19 years and I am still moved with compassion whenever I am engaged in care or conversation with an individual who has been living with HIV/AIDS, especially older adults. The most memorable event for me was finding a small cluster of older women who were living in isolation but were willing to come together to form a support group. It is not uncommon for older individuals living with HIV to keep their diagnosis a secret from their friends and families,   Read More…