Michael Crawford

A Day with HIV in America

Filed By Michael Crawford | September 03, 2010 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Living, Media
Tags: HIV/AIDS, living with HIV, Positively Aware magazine

What does it mean to live with HIV?

That's the question Positively Aware magazine wants you to answer on September 21. The magazine is creating an online photo essay about living with HIV in America. Whether you're HIV positive or negative, you're encouraged "get in the picture."

On Sept. 21, take a snapshot of a moment from your everday life. Use your digital camera or cell phone camera, and capture a scene: Getting ready for work. Hanging out with friends. Spending a quiet moment alone. Caring for someone with HIV. The idea is to come up with your own response to the question, What does it mean to live with HIV?

Once you've taken your picture, email it to [email protected] Include your name (and the names of anyone else in your photo) and phone number (so that we can call to verify you are who you say you are), your HIV status (if you want), and a caption describing the scene, giving your location and the time you took the picture. Also, please indicate whether you want your name and HIV status included in the caption we publish.

Photos can be in JPEG, TIF, or RAW file format, and must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at 4 x 5 inches. They can be color or black and white photos. Cell phone camera photos are acceptable, provided that they meet resolution requirements.

Check out A Day with HIV in America for more info.

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What a fantastic way to help combat HIV-related stigma.

I love this idea. Humanizing the abstract.