HIV-positive people tell the community ‘We Are Here’

  • Nov. 27, 2017 4:30 p.m.

As a part of Global AIDS Awareness Week and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week, AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) is teaming up with the Vancouver Island Regional Library and Opus Art Supplies to bring an innovative awareness-raising project to communities on Vancouver Island in an effort to help dispel the myths and misconceptions about living with HIV.

Now in its sixth year, the ‘We Are Here’ anti-HIV stigma project involves local people living with HIV sharing their personal stories with the community, reminding us all that HIV doesn’t just happen elsewhere – it happens right here, too.

This year’s project features Storyboards, an art installation where a collection of diverse images and real-life stories and experiences of HIV+ folks will be on display in the Courtenay, Comox and Campbell River libraries over AIDS Awareness Week and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week, Nov. 27-Dec. 7.

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