WALGREENS WELL BEYOND HIV NYC EVENT @ ROGUE SPACE CHELSEA

The Well Beyond HIV campaign and art exhibit made its NYC debut last week at Rogue Space | Chelsea, and I was honored to capture this event which told the stories of those aging with HIV. Sponsored by Walgreens, POZ Magazine and The Graying of AIDS, this event was so inspirational and empowering.
Orlando Francisco,  was diagnosed with HIV in 1985, but knew he was exposed a few years prior due to a blood transfusion. His little brother, 9 years old at the time, was the first one he told. His brother's response was "You're going to make it to my graduation, right?" Orlando assured him he wouldn't miss it and that he wasn't going anywhere any time soon. He made it to his grammar school graduation, then high school, and then college. Orlando made his brother one of his goals to live, and he continues to keep his promises. Orlando continues to live well beyond HIV and is actively proving that this disease is not a death sentence.
  
Walgreens Well Beyond HIV art exhibit at Rogue Space ChelseaRogue Space event space and gallery in Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV Well Wishes
Walgreens Well Beyond HIV in NYC
Walgreens Well Beyond HIV art exhibit at Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event - Orlando Francisco with his portrait
POZ Magazine and Well Beyond HIV
Catering by Deb's Catering
Catering by Deb's Catering
Well Beyond HIV Event at Rogue Space Chelsea
Andrena Ingram Well Beyond HIV Event at Rogue Space Chelsea
Andrena Ingram & Katja Heinemann Well Beyond HIV Event
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Glen Pietrandoni Walgreens Well Beyond HIV NYC Event
Katja Heinemann & Naomi Schlegoff Well Beyond HIV event
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Orlando Francisco Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Orlando Francisco & brother Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea
Orlando Francisco & brother Well Beyond HIV event @ Rogue Space Chelsea

Catering: Deb's Catering
Portraits of HIV Survivors: Katja Heinemann

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