Our yearly commemoration of AIDS Day includes our award-winning film series "Faces of AIDS" as well as an interactive exhibit of creative individuals who have been touched by the disease: "Portraits of Hope." We also have resources and a round-up of first-rate editorial features on the state of the epidemic.



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Faces of AIDS 2013: James Krellenstein & Mathew Rodriguez

HIV/AIDS | Dec 2
James and Mathew, activists with ACT UP New York, share their impassioned views of the AIDS crisis and how it affects young gay men today.

Faces of AIDS 2013: Miguel Rodriguez

HIV/AIDS | Dec 2
Miguel Rodriguez is an In Person Counselor at Chicago AIDS Foundation. He discusses the rise of infection and stigma in the Latino community, as well as his role in implementing Obamacare.

Faces of AIDS 2013: Despite These Marks

HIV/AIDS | Dec 2
Josh Dorsheimer, Hal Matroni, Nicole Weerbrouck, Jeremy Blocher and Rebecca Minnich discuss their original theater piece about the stigma of HIV/AIDS, "Despite These Marks".

"Gyft" Cards Support HIV Vaccine Immunity Project

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 2
Starting Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, Gyft will donate all proceeds from Gyft Cards, redeemable at more than 200 retailers, to the Immunity Project for HIV research.

Faces of AIDS 2013: Perry Halkitis

HIV/AIDS | Dec 1
Perry Halkitis, NYU Professor and author of "The AIDS Generation" shares his view about the continuing epidemic.

Faces of AIDS 2013: Jessica Terlikowski

HIV/AIDS | Dec 1
Jessica is the AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Female Condom Program Director and discusses the benefits of female condom use in preventing HIV/AIDS.

Faces of AIDS 2013: Zola

HIV/AIDS | Dec 1
Ms. Fire Island 2013 and female impersonator Zola shares her riveting story.

Faces of AIDS 2013: Keith Pulford

HIV/AIDS | Dec 1
Keith is the Team to End AIDS (T2) Manager at AIDS Foundation of Chicago and describes his history with T2 and how it changed his life.

Faces of AIDS 2013: Sean McKenna

HIV/AIDS | Dec 1
Sean is one of the longtime survivors of the AIDS epidemic. Diagnosed in the late 80’s, he tells his riveting story of the early days of living with HIV.

Faces of AIDS 2013: Melanie Paul

HIV/AIDS | Dec 1
Melanie is a former addict who struggled with her diagnosis and health. Now she is a Supportive Housing Manager at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. A dramatic story of personal strength and redemption.

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