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Archive > Peter Fenoglio, a decade of HIV stigma,

18 July - 31 July 2014

Affiliated Event for AIDS 2014 Conference

The exhibition explores and presents dimensions of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related stigma, which is one of the main impediments to initiating, and succeeding in, HIV prevention. It investigates the impact of HIV related stigma on social, family and community groups and individuals, and the possible resulting changes in cultural behaviour. Exploring the impact of HIV related stigma on people living with HIV, through visual-art research, can function as a cultural action which clarifies associated issues of stigmatisation. Instigating conversations about these issues through conceptually mediated social-commentary artwork forms the basis for the exhibition, and include installations, photographic based images and other objects. Stigma and discrimination still play a significant role in the lives of PLHIV, affecting their confidence, self-esteem, and quality of life. As a result significant manifestations of these effects are demonstrated in the conceptually mediated artwork.