Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

"Many artists with AIDS die twice: first when illness forces them to discontinue the creative activity which has defined their life and given it meaning; second, when their biological functions cease. The Archive Project is an attempt to provide professional services, which can help forestall that first death." Frank Moore (1953-2002), Artist and Co-Founder of The Archive Project
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Oct 12, 2020

Strip AIDS Podcast | Episode 3: Paco

Artist and HIV advocate Joey Terrill speaks with Carlo Quispe about comics as a tool for addressing fear and stigma in the gay community. They discuss what has changed—and what hasn’t—since the 1980s, and how comics can offer new forms of representation for queer Latinx communities. → Read More
Oct 5, 2020

Strip AIDS Podcast | Episode 2: Legalize Positivity

HIV criminalization activist Robert Suttle speaks with Inés Ixierda and Clio Sady about their comic Legalize Positivity. Together, they discuss how HIV criminalization codifies stigma, the origins of the prison-industrial complex, and how prisons perpetuate harm. → Read More

Founded in 1988, Visual AIDS is the only arts organization fully committed to raising AIDS awareness and creating dialogue around HIV issues today, by producing and presenting visual art projects, exhibitions, public forums and publications - while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS. We are committed to preserving and honoring the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement.