Visual AIDS presents two new artist editions by Nancer LeMoins focused on the ongoing issues facing longterm survivors of HIV and AIDS and the contributions of positive women to the AIDS movement.

We'll be distributing these stickers for free at the New York Art Book Fair this weekend and at future public programs.

“I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. I attended art school and did all of the proper things, but I didn't really start to feel like I was an artist, creating art that mattered, until I tested HIV positive in 1986 and started making art about that. I currently live in San Francisco, where I've been for the past 30 years, with my partner and daughter.

For quite a while now I’ve been noticing that so much of the history around HIV and AIDS makes it seem like women were just not there at all. It pretty much leaves out all of the ways that women were infected, how we survived with fewer resources, and how we advocated for and supported those who suffered.

I wanted this piece to make more newly diagnosed folks realize that this path they are walking on is brightly lit because so many women worked, fought, and died without seeing any of the results hoping things would be brighter later.

This is for all the HIV+ women both living and gone.”

Nancer LeMoins

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Nancer LeMoins