About POZ : Smart + Strong Launches Website In Support of Global Stigma Project INFECTED & AFFECTED

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
About POZ

Back to home » About POZ

POZ Exclusives

What Kind of Doctor Should You See For Hepatitis C Treatment?

Busting The Myth That Condoms Don’t Protect Gay Men Against STIs

20th International AIDS Conference Research Highlights

» More

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

15 Years Ago In POZ



emailprint

July 1, 2009

Smart + Strong Launches Website In Support of Global Stigma Project INFECTED & AFFECTED

Smart + Strong announces the launch of the infectedandaffected.com website in support of the global stigma project INFECTED & AFFECTED: Portraits of a Community Combating Stigma produced by photographer Joan L. Brown. Working with the International AIDS Society (IAS) and POZ magazine (poz.com), Brown photographed nearly 600 people from 76 countries who attended the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City in July 2008.

On July 19 – 22, 2009, Brown will photograph attendees of the 5th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Cape Town, South Africa, and separately, clients and staff at two local HIV pediatric clinics. An exhibition of 40 life-sized black and white portraits taken in Mexico City will be on display at the Cape Town conference. The project will include videography at this year's IAS conference.

INFECTED & AFFECTED is a visual study of an HIV/AIDS global community on a mission, expressing its emotions, individually and together, in solidarity, reacting to the stigma that surrounds HIV/AIDS. Collectively, these portraits present to the world a mosaic of dignity and courage that challenges stigma.

Nearly 33 million people are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. This pandemic has affected nearly every one of us alive today. When a community is stigmatized and discriminated against, it creates a sense of shame, isolation and fear, and it silences individuals. Stigma can be as deadly as the virus itself, hampering awareness and education.

For the INFECTED & AFFECTED project, photographer Joan L. Brown asks each of the participants to convey through physical gestures how she or he would fight, communicate love and express the emotions that surround the stigma of HIV/AIDS. It is the diverse responses from the participants and the intensity of the emotions that captivate the viewer. In each photograph, one sees the distinctive nature of the subject’s clothing, ethnicity and gender, as well as his or her specific reactions to the questions being asked.

In addition to POZ and IAS, support has been generously provided by ANAC (Association of Nursing in AIDS Care), Hudson Yards, South African Airways Cargo, DB Schenker, NDK, Warren Nelson Creative and FAB Branding. Smart + Strong, the parent of POZ magazine, has contributed online services for the INFECTED & AFFECTED project.

For more information visit infectedandaffected.com or e-mail: info@infectedandaffected.com.

Search: Infected And Affected, Joan L Brown, Smart + Strong, IAS Conference


Scroll down to comment on this story.



Name:

(will display; 2-50 characters)

Email:

(will NOT display)

City:

(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules



Hide comments

Previous Comments:


  comments 1 - 1 (of 1 total)    

compaoré zonabo, ouagadougou, 2009-07-14 17:54:13
je suis la vice présidentede mon association, j'aimerait participer,a la conférence,pour mieux prendre en charge,les orphelin infecté par le vih/sida.

comments 1 - 1 (of 1 total)    



[ Go to top ]

Join POZ Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar


    Hillcrester
    Ramona
    California


    TanyaB
    Delray Beach
    Florida


    Sexynyrican
    Brooklyn
    New York


    pozsmith1
    East Bay
    California
Click here to join POZ Personals!
Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Poll
Survey
Pop Watch

more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.