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Positive Action 2010: Learning about HIV/AIDS

The goal of this two-part event, presented by the UW Health HIV/AIDS Comprenhensive Care Program, is to address pervasive ignorance, silence and denial about HIV/AIDS in our communities. Attendees will gain a deeper appreciation for the various challenges of the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic and the lives of people living with the virus.


View a Flickr slideshow of the exhibit images (Please note: some images may not be suitable for all viewing audiences.)


Part 1: Living with HIV/AIDS: Perspectives Through the Lens


This exhibit will feature the work of local people living with HIV/AIDS who have explored their lives through photography.

  • Exhibit: November 12 to December 12, 2010 at the Playhouse Gallery, Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison
  • Artist reception: Thursday, December 2, 2010 at the Playhouse Gallery from 7:30-9:30pm

Part 2: Hidden in Plain Sight: The U.S. HIV/AIDS Epidemic


Three nationally recognized HIV/AIDS experts delve into three key questions about the domestic epidemic:

  1. Why have we never really made a dent in the HIV infection rate?
  2. Why is the HIV infection rate in some U.S. communities like that of communities in western/southern Africa?
  3. Why do so many people have HIV for so long before they are tested?


  • Carlos del Rio, MD, Professor and Chair, Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Emory University
  • David Munar, Vice President, Policy and Communications, AIDS Foundation of Chicago
  • Victoria Cargill, MD, MSCE, Director, Minority Research and Clinical Studies, Office of AIDS Research, National Institutes of Health

More Details

  • Date: Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at 6pm
  • Location: Rotunda Stage, Overture Center for the Arts

An artist reception for Living with HIV/AIDS: Perspectives Through the Lens photo exhibit will follow panel discussion.