AIDS in the Barrio

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Title

AIDS in the Barrio

Subject

AIDS in the Latinx community, Philadelphia

Description

Members of the Latino community in Philadelphia discuss the impact of the AIDS crisis on their lives in hopes of preventing others from acquiring the deadly disease. AIDS sufferers describe the high-risk behavior - drug use and sexual promiscuity - which resulted in infection. Family members reveal the heavy emotional and financial tolls the disease has taken on their lives. Participants also debate cultural factors, including machismo and traditional relations between men and women, that are ancillary factors in the epidemic. A minister/activist places the AIDS crisis within broader socio-economic contexts: unemployment, poverty, the language barrier and homophobia. He stresses the need for tolerance in the community as well as the use of condoms to halt the spread of the disease.

Creator

Frances Negron-Muntaner
Peter Biella

Date

1989

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Duration

30 minutes

URL

http://stor.artstor.org/stor//06079b00-cac6-41b9-a2e4-c025fc7701b1

Player

Play Streaming Video "AIDS in the Barrio"

Files

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Citation

Frances Negron-Muntaner Peter Biella, “AIDS in the Barrio,” VHS Archive, accessed January 21, 2021, https://activismvhs.omeka.net/items/show/40.

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