Do you remember Art For Life? It was a fundraiser auction for the Tampa AIDS Network. Artists would donate their artwork for the auction.
The auction is featured in this snippet from a short educational film I produced in 1994. It was used by the Tampa AIDS Network to outreach into the community.
The message was that AIDS was impacting many communities and was not just affecting the gay white male population. Many people died from AIDS, after becoming infected by the HIV virus.
Today, anti-rhetroviral drugs are being used to combat HIV and keep people alive. The population impacted by HIV is not just white but increasingly black and Latino gay men.
Someone’s Doing Something About People With AIDS, © bay bottom news, 2018.