On July 1, 2017 the University of Rochester Medical Center’s artist in residence, Charmaine Wheatley shifted creative attention to the vibrant HIV community in Rochester and Buffalo, NY. She believes de-stigmatizing happens through humanizing. As a result, each of these portraits are born out of an open hearted discussion with people affected by HIV. Sitters include those from the University of Rochester, Trillium Health, Evergreen, and Equal Grounds.