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Augmented HIV exhibition opens in Ak

Mon 1 Dec 2014 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

HIV positive people's advocate Bruce Kilmister watches an audiovisual element of the exhibition. An augmented exhibition looking back at the start of the HIV/AIDS exhibition three decades ago has opened in Auckland this evening to mark World AIDS Day. Based on Gareth Watkins’ exhibition, 30, which was presented in Wellington earlier this year and has been re-named Thirty, the audiovisual presentation is composed of moving and still images, news clips and other material from the first years of HIV in New Zealand. Additional material features the experiences of women who have contracted HIV. Programme Developer Paula Booker, who lost a sister to HIV infection earlier this year, explained through tears this evening that she wanted to "change the stereotypes" of people with HIV to include women. Most of those who have contracted HIV in the epidemic so far have been gay and bi men. The exhibition, at Ngā Taonga Sound   

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First published: Monday, 1st December 2014 - 8:49pm

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