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National Library of Medicine Exhibitions: Spring 2018

The Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine strives to promote greater understanding and awareness of how the past informs the present and can shape the future.

About Exhibition

"In 1981, a new disease appeared in the United States. Reactions to the disease, soon named AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), varied. Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture ilustrates an iconic history of AIDS alongside lesser-known examples of historical figures who changed the course of the pandemic. The title Surviving and Thriving comes from a book written in 1987 by and for people with AIDS that insisted people could live with AIDS, not just die from it. Centering the experience of people with AIDS in the exhibition allows us to see how critical they were, and continue to be, in the political and medical fight against HIV/AIDS."

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Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

(April 9, 2018 -May 19, 2018)