HIV/AIDS

How is HIV/AIDS visualized?
As I dive into exploring and researching the visualization of HIV/AIDS, I felt it would be necessary to document the progression of my research. Through creating a visual narrative of my findings, I hope to of capture the depth and broadness of this heavy topic.

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3 years ago with 7 notes

Tagged: HIV AIDS Bantu Africa language symbols brainstorming

While researching pictorial languages, I came across the book Afrikan alphabets : The Story of Writing in Afrika by Saki Mafundikwa. I am captivated by the powerful forms whose meaning transcends such wildly different cultures (such as my own and the Bantu people). The way these simple symbols communicate despite cultural differences is intoxicating, informing my understanding of the purpose of a symbol. 

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3 years ago with 1 note

Tagged: HIV AIDS africa botswana campaign prevention education

botswana

Reading about Botswana is heavy, with one quarter of all adults 15 and over infected with HIV, the second highest percent in the world next to Swaziland. Oscar Motsumi (program officer in Serowe) stated that "This country has been bombarded with HIV messages, but there hasn’t been a change in behaviour." In an effort to combat the deteriorating situation, education surrounding HIV/AIDS is focused on the upcoming generation, and I was struck by the communication through art festivals, dramas and group discussions. I’m really intrigued by the way different cultures educate the population on HIV/AIDS. Through an interactive AIDS educational program (“Talk Back”) all primary schools were equipped with a television, video recorder, satellite dish and decoder. It’s a live program giving teachers and students the opportunity to comment on panelists and interact through call ins, email or letter.

read more about Talk Back on NLM Gateway and about Botswana on ‘HIV and AIDS in Botswana’ by AVERT

This 1991 poster designed by Gran Fury addresses a fundamental social misunderstanding in the nineties. Over half of all people with HIV are women, according to the 2009 WHO census. Women specifically in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean have a significantly higher chance of being infected with HIV. Approximately three quarters of all women infected with HIV live in Sub-Saharan Africa, and because of the sex trade young women are 2.5 times more likely to be infected than young men. 
-photo from Gran Fury media by AVERT
-read more about this topic in ‘Women, HIV and AIDS’ from AVERT

This 1991 poster designed by Gran Fury addresses a fundamental social misunderstanding in the nineties. Over half of all people with HIV are women, according to the 2009 WHO census. Women specifically in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean have a significantly higher chance of being infected with HIV. Approximately three quarters of all women infected with HIV live in Sub-Saharan Africa, and because of the sex trade young women are 2.5 times more likely to be infected than young men. 

-photo from Gran Fury media by AVERT

-read more about this topic in ‘Women, HIV and AIDS’ from AVERT

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Brazil and South Africa worked together through creative arts such as humor, dance and visual art to bring awareness and promote prevention. The way Brazil has set the bar nationally and internationally is incredibly moving, and the joint efforts of two countries that don’t even reside on the same continent is equally moving.
-read more on ShoutAfrica 

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Brazil and South Africa worked together through creative arts such as humor, dance and visual art to bring awareness and promote prevention. The way Brazil has set the bar nationally and internationally is incredibly moving, and the joint efforts of two countries that don’t even reside on the same continent is equally moving.

-read more on ShoutAfrica