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Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture: Exhibit and Events

This library guide will provide resources and information about events related to the NLM Exhibit "Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture" held in Gainesville, Florida.

Surviving and Thriving Speaker and Film Series

About the Speaker and Film series:
This Speaker and Film series was sponsored by the UF Health Science Center Libraries and co-sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with the support from the Yulee Fund, and the UF Catalyst Fund.

Light refreshments will be served at most events. All are welcome to attend.

Past Events

Saturday, June 4th - Good Health at Hand: Finding HIV/AIDS Information Online

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Alachua County Library District, Headquarters Branch, Meeting Room B
This free workshop introduced reliable health websites like MedlinePlus, AIDSource, and AIDSinfo, and showed how to use these websites to find answers about HIV and AIDS. This workshop also taught how to tell if you can trust a website to give good health information.


Keynote Address
Sunday, June 5th - The AIDS Crisis is Not Over: The Past, Present, and Possible Futures of AIDS Activism

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Alachua County Library District, Headquarters Branch, Meeting Room A
Daniel Royles, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Florida International University, discussed AIDS activism from the 1980s to today in a presentation open to the general public. The exhibit traveled to the public library for the weekend.
See a recording of this talk: https://youtu.be/kPjRj1I0nKk

Co-sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project, PO# HHSN276201500702P


Wednesday, June 22nd - The Early Years of HIV: Remembering the Epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s. What was it like? What were we like?

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Communicore Building, Room C1-4
Susan Ball, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College spoke on her extensive experience treating HIV/AIDS patients and how that experience has changed since she began clinical practice in 1992.
See a recording of this talk: https://youtu.be/jOXgPUXpHuU

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities in the Public Sphere with support from the Yulee Fund 


Monday, June 27th - Good Health at Hand: Finding HIV/AIDS Information Online

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: HealthStreet
This free workshop introduced reliable health websites like MedlinePlus, AIDSource, and AIDSinfo, and showed how to use these websites to find answers about HIV and AIDS. This workshop also taught how to tell if you can trust a website to give good health information.


Thursday, June 30th - Movie Screening - Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Communicore Building, Room C1-4
From IMDB: "In 1985 Texas, electrician Ron Woodroof is diagnosed with AIDS and struggles to find a drug to cure him, eventually smuggling illegal drugs from wherever he can find them. He teams up with a fellow AIDS patient and begins selling the treatment to the rest of the people who 'can't wait for the medical establishment to save them.'"

Co-sponsored by the UF Catalyst Fund


Wednesday, July 13 - UF Clinician Panel: Changes in HIV Treatment Over Time

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Communicore Building, Room C1-4
In this panel, we heard from UF clinicians who have seen the changes in HIV/AIDS treatment from the 1980s to today. Featured presenters were Robert Lawrence (Pediatrics), Emily Huesgen (Pharmacy), and Gary Wang (Infectious Diseases).
See a recording of this talk: https://youtu.be/CTcwTY4mtS0


Wednesday, July 20 - Historic Florida HIV/AIDS Cases

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Communicore Building, Room C1-4
Health Science Center Archivist, Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig, discussed Florida HIV/AIDS cases from the 1980s and 1990s.
See a recording of this talk: https://youtu.be/KeknRPyL6io


Friday, July 29 - UF HIV/AIDS Research Panel

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Communicore Building, Room C1-4
This panel highlighted research being done on HIV and AIDS at the University of Florida. Featured speakers were Carla Mavian (Pathology), Janet Yamamoto (Veterinary Medicine), and Gail Fanucci (Chemistry).
See a recording of this talk: https://youtu.be/XdAozdf8Q4U


Wednesday, August 10 - Theater Production - Patient A

7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: MSB Auditorium
Written by Lee Blessing as a playwright having a conversation with himself, Patient A tells the true story of Kimberly Bergalis, a student at the University of Florida who was infected with HIV by her dentist.


Monday, November 7th - The Development of Antiretroviral Treatment for HIV/AIDS

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Communicore Building, Room C1-3
Lawrence Denton, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Public Health and George Washington University School of Medicine discussed his own involvement in the creation of treatment regimens that helped to change HIV infection from a fatal to long term chronic infection. During his work with the NIH in the late 1980s and 1990s, Dr. Deyton established “groundbreaking community-based programs for clinical AIDS research at NIH that helped an under-served population that was being devastated at the beginning of the epidemic.” During this time “he helped lead more than 200 NIH-funded clinical trials of new HIV therapeutics”… and “he brought thousands of patients with HIV/AIDS in the clinical trials that had previously been excluded, including African Americans, drug users and those with little or no access to health care.”

Surviving and Thriving at UF

The Health Science Center Library was pleased to host this exhibit from the National Library of Medicine from May 30th- July 10th, 2016!  

Surviving and Thriving explores the history of struggles and successes of those battling with HIV/AIDS and the changes in how they are viewed by society from the 1980's to today. Curator Jennifer Brier presents this exhibit with the stories of various "People with AIDS" and how they worked to shape the public eye and prove that people can live with AIDS. 

National Library of Medicine Exhibit Site 

This exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

 

Images from NLM's Digital Gallery

For more images of posters and ephemera on HIV/AIDS from 1981 to the present day, visit the National Library of Medicine's Digital Gallery.

Image 1:  Print by Keith Haring Foundation
Image 2:  Postcard, publisher unknown
Image 3:  Postcard from the David Geffen Center
Image 4:  Poster from the New York State Department of Health
Image 5:  Poster from Gay Men's Health Crisis

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