September 8, 2017

Groundbreaking Immersive Theater Piece Tackles HIV Stigma

This article originally appeared on HIV Plus.

Many projects have tackled the topic of HIV, mainly displaying the historic fabric within the LGBT community itself. But one production is putting a modern twist to “theater activism,” and is performing it to audiences who need to see it most.

As Much as I Can is the community project of ViiV Healthcare’s ACCELERATE! Initiative, a four-year, $10 million, collaborative health-impact initiative to outreach, educate, and support the well-being of those living with HIV, particularly in Baltimore, Md. and Jackson, Miss. — both of which are among the top cities with the highest rates of new HIV cases.

The production is a response to the disproportionate impact of HIV on Black Americans, especially gay and bisexual men. To tell the true stories of people who are both affected by HIV, ViiV Healthcare collaborated with creative agency Harley & Co. to bring the project to life. And trust me, it’s an experience you don’t want to miss.

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