The power of expression—artistic response to HIV at AIDS 2012

Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, art has provided a channel for expressing love, loss, stigma, community, and activism. Think Keith Haring, Bill T. Jones, Larry Kramer, among others. The Names Project (also known as the AIDS Quilt) provided an artistic forum for the communal response to the personal, devastating losses to AIDS—many of the estimated 48,000 panels covered the National Mall in Washington this week.