Below are links to information or articles about recent theatre, films, TV, books, and music that explore the ongoing stories and experiences of living with HIV. Please feel free to make suggestions about additions to this list.
Last season, ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder, left its fans reeling when it was revealed that Connor’s on-again, off-again boyfriend Oliver was diagnosed with HIV. It was the twist that many fans didn’t see coming, since Connor was the ultimate bad boy while nerdy-cute Oliver was the commitment type. It was shocking. It was refreshing. And it was the first time in a long time that the topic of HIV has been discussed on primetime television… (read more)
Two friends, Kendi and Kayla, show that HIV is no barrier to friendship and, by taking medicine, children living with HIV can lead healthy lives.
Living With the Past by Tim Murphy
POZ.com, June 17, 2013
Terrence McNally talks about his new AIDS memory play Mothers and Sons—and about the history he’s witnessed in his 74 years.
AIDS in New York: The First Five Years
will explore the impact of the epidemic on personal lives, public health and medical practices, culture, and politics in New York City and the nation. Drawing from the archives of the New York Public Library, New York University, and the National Archive of LGBT History, the show will use posters, photographs, and artifacts to tell the story of the early years of AIDS in New York.
Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation’ Shamefully Stigmatizes People With HIV
How to Survive a Plague: Sundance Film Review
by David Rooney