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This chapter examines the work of artists and activists–Gil Cuadros, Jaime Cortez, Adela Vázquez, and Rafael Campo–whose work addresses the ongoing prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Latinx communities. Their work furthermore represents three decades of Latinx HIV/AIDS art: Cuadros's 1994 mixed-genre book City of God; Cortez's 2004 graphic biography Sexile, depicting the life of trans activist Vázquez; and Campo's 2013 poetry collection Alternative Medicine. Engaging with these figures in the fourth decade of the HIV/AIDS pandemic provides powerful insights for resisting the logics that present HIV/AIDS as belonging elsewhere (in a distant past or on another continent), that treat the bodies and lives of those affected as disposable, and that pathologize sexual risk-taking while failing to address structural inequities.

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