Red Location Museum, in partnership with the World Culture Museum is presenting the NoNameFever-uGawulayo Exhibition at Red Location Museum from 14 December 2007 to 30 November 2008.
This is a spectacular exhibition of international format and include local South African content as well as a section from the original No Name Fever Exhibition which was showcased at the World Culture Museum. The exhibition was curated on global emotions on HIV/AIDS which focusses on: "denial", "fear", "anger", "love", "despair", "sorrow" and "hope".
It is alarming to note that accordinging to latest UNAID figures (19 November 2007) that of the 33.2 million people who are currently globally living with HIV, a staggering 18.8 million come from South Africa!
Since 1981, an estimated number of 24 million people died from the disease in South Africa. This means that our nation has gone through tremendous suffering - as almost every South African is affected in some way by the disease. 71 % of deaths between the age of 15 and 49, is caused by HIV.
Many of us fondly remember people like Nkosi Johnson, the child activist who lived with HIV - and who through his passion and motivational speeches - managed to break down stigmas and misconceptions against people living with the disease. There are scores of many unmentioned and precious people who are now no longer with us.
Various connected public programmes ran during the launch of the exhibition at Red Location Museum and included: