Now+then: three decades of HIV in Merseyside

10 October 2014 to 8 February 2015

This display has closed

montage of photos of different people affected by HIV

The former display Now+then uncovered Merseyside's journey with HIV from the 1980s to the present day, through people's own stories.

In the display we explored how local people and communities have responded to HIV and the prejudice and discrimination that still exist today. The display featured a new short film and sound recordings in which people living with HIV share their own remarkable stories.

Follow the links below to find out more about the Now+then display.

Further information

Now+then was created by Sahir House in collaboration with Soft Octopus Design Studio and Thinking Film.

The display was part of the Museum of Liverpool's partnership programme Our City, Our Stories, which enables local groups and organisations to present their own interpretation of the museum’s themes.

Sahir House is Merseyside’s HIV Support, Information and Training Centre, based in Liverpool. Find out more about their services on the Sahir House website. 

The Now+then display was part of a wider two-year project, generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The wider project has recorded the stories of a diverse range of people living with and affected by HIV. Volunteers have also researched archives across the country to find out more about HIV from the 1980s to the present. Find out more on the Now+then project website.

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