‘We Need to Normalize HIV Now, Not Tomorrow,’ Says One Chilean Artist


José Abarza: “Finding out I had HIV was like coming out of the closet again. That’s how I saw it. This was my second chance and this time I’m not going to be sad about it, I’m going to make a show of it.” Image published under a Creative Commons Licence 4.0.

“El Sombra is a parasite,” José Abarza tells you when he introduces himself. Because the person in front of you is not José, but El Sombra (The Shadow), the character he adopted to identify himself artistically and as a human being.  Read More


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