YOU CARE ABOUT HIV CRIMINALIZATION (YOU JUST DON’T KNOW IT YET)
NYC Pride March
YOU CARE ABOUT HIV CRIMINALIZATION (YOU JUST DON'T KNOW IT YET)* is a site-specific project by Avram Finkelstein for Visual AIDS, created for the 2018 New York City Pride March.
Visual AIDS will be involved in the NYC Pride March for the first time in decades, distributing 10,000 copies of a new artistic broadsheet project about the stakes of HIV criminalization to thousands of people along the march route during Pride.
The criminal justice system considers HIV a deadly weapon and in many states exposing someone to HIV is a crime, regardless of condom use, viral load, or actual risk of transmission.
For people living with HIV, a contentious relationship, a personal misunderstanding or even a minor infraction of the law can lead to prison sentences of over thirty years, sensationalized media coverage, and registration as a sex offender.**
Know the facts. AIDS is not over. HIV criminalization can be.
* Courtesy of HIV Is Not a Crime Flash Collective
** Courtesy of Sero Project