Choice is powerful, but only if you know your options.


Each year 450 new cases of HIV are diagnosed in the Memphis area. The sad fact is that this spread could be prevented by offering choice. By choosing knowledge over prejudice, fact over ignorance and action over negligence, we can offer hope and health to our family members, friends and neighbors.


Caritas Village is enlisting artists to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of HIV and AIDS through artistic interpretation. Conversations inspired through art will help open our community and our minds to choice- the choice that offers hope and healing.


Considering alternative perspectives creates empathy. By fostering an empathic perspective of the disease and its impact on our community, we encourage individuals to embrace each other and choose hope over prejudice.


Prevention and treatment options are available for HIV.

Caritas would like to thank all of the wonderful artist who made this years 3rd annual 2012 Aids show possible. Their creative talent and creative interpretation of Aids awareness made this exhibit the best one yet.


Exhibiting Artist: Liz Bass, Jamond Bullock, Lauren Beyer, Phyllis Boger, Mary Bowman, Lindsey Byard, Marilyn Califf, Maria Ferguson, Lurlynn Franklin, Dawn Kimble, Marcellous Lovelace, Carl E. Moore, Darlene Newman, Tammy Groves Thornton, Sarah Ray, Frank D. Robinson, Malik Seneferu and Bill Piacesi.


Our Sponsors: Artist’s Link, Memphis Area Visual Artist, Caritas Village, Choice Life Over AIDS, National Aids Fund and Choices "Memphis Center for Reproductive Health".

This project was funded by a grant from the Mid-South AIDS Fund. The mission of [choice] LIFE OVER AIDS is to increase community awareness program to prevent future infections, reduce the stigma associated with being HIV positive, and educate the greater Memphis community about healthy choices when living with HIV and AIDS.

There’s no shame in learning your HIV status. Choose to be tested.

You can make smart choices when you have the facts.

Choose to belong to a community of people who care.

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This project is funded by a grant from the Mid-South AIDS Fund.

Caritas Village & Caritas Community is a Non-profit 501(c)(3)

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