Commemorating World Aids Day by looking to the archives.
Gran Fury, Women Don’t Get AIDS They Just Die From It, 1991
Photo: Timothy P. Karr
Gran Fury’s poster comprises an archetypal image of three beauty pageant contestants. They stand shoulder to shoulder, clad in bathing suits, and smile toward the viewer. Bold white-and-black text overlays this image. It reads, “WOMEN DON’T GET AIDS….THEY JUST DIE FROM IT.” This text is underscored by a message printed in yellow that reads: “65% of HIV positive women get sick and die from chronic infections that don’t fit the Center for Disease Control’s definition of AIDS. Without that recognition women are denied access to what little health care exists. The CDC must expand the definition of AIDS.” Read on
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