I just finished the last of a series of images for the Voices of Health project. In a few weeks you’ll be able to go through a slide show of images and hear the audio stories on their new website of people who have been living with HIV/AIDS. In the past few months many of these audio visual stories have been set up in public places throughout Washington DC to give voice to those who have been living with HIV/AIDS. I will post the final slideshow/audio website throughout all of my social media when it goes live. This is probably one of the most important projects I’ve worked on that helps give public awareness that HIV/AIDS is still a threat even though advances have been made for quality of life and management of the disease.
The first image above is for a story about a young man whose drug use resulted in the loss of his basketball scholarship and the eventual contraction of HIV from sharing needles. Now he is trying to move past his mistakes and working to become a better example to other young men.
The second image is for a story about an middle aged man who is working up the courage to ask for support from his family after finding out he has HIV.