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Self Taught/Self Represented Homeless Women and AIDS
Maker: Carson/Keppel; Artist Homeless Shelter Collaborative
Date Made: Date Unknown
Place Made: United States: New York, New York
Measurements: 56 cm x 43.3 cm; 22 1/16 in x 17 1/16 in
Main Subject: HIV/AIDS; Women
Materials: paper (fiber product)
"AIDS is a serious illness caused by the HIV virus which weakens the body's natural defenses against infection. If you use drugs you can get AIDS when you share needles, syringes or works. When you have sex with an infected person you can get AIDS if you don't use a condom. There is no way to know from looking at someone if he or she has AIDS. So you must always use a condom. Si mi hombre no quiere usar un condone, se puede olvidar del sexo. If you have vaginal, oral or anal sex use a latex condom (rubber). Don't use oil based lubricants with a condom, as they weaken the latex. If you shoot drugs make sure you clean your works, needle, and syringe with bleach and water before each use. Antes de injectante, limpia los aparatos. If he doesn't want to use a condom, he can forget about me all together. I should love myself first, because all too often if a woman is sick, the man says goodbye. El amor no te da SIDA, el amor sin los condones te da SIDA. The Centers for DiseaseControl lists all opportunistic infections that are associated with AIDS. However, one should know that this list is incomplete; the diseases women often get with AIDS are not always on their list. The following are symptoms that affect women with AIDS: a severe yeast infection that won't go away even with medication; severe cramps that won't go away even when you're not having your period. There are no homeless people or IV drug users in clinical trials for AIDS treatment because they say they are not responsible. Homeless people are in shelters not because they are incompetent, but because of unfortunate circumstances. Homeless people can vote, why can't they go into clinical trials? When I say we should be aware - People should try and come together - And end this nightmare - AIDS is the virus - That's lethal if you penetrate - It don't have best friend - And it don't discriminate - We should teach it in schools - So the young could be warned - [...]"
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