Working Title: The Impact of AIDS in Contrasting Communities

Thesis Statement:  Though early AIDS was portrayed as an eminent problem in the American gay community I highlight that other cultures were faced with adversities in relation to the virus along with further disadvantages. 

I. Introduction:

A. Through the NAMES Project Foundation, the panels of Victor L. Laureano and Thembi Ngubane are brought forward and analyzed. In this, various points of research are influenced by the images and construction of the panels. As the panels of focus bring into conversation the comparison of two very different cultures, the impact upon the two are important. Activism and individualism are brought into discussion, and I will highlight the importance of exposure as well as environmental factors that influence the receival of the disease and it’s reality. 

B. Intro of panel 1 (Laureano)

  1. Name and age
  2. Culture
  3. Culture/Country and AIDS

C.    Intro of panel 2 (Ngubane)

  1. Name and age of
  2. Culture
  3. Culture/Country and AIDS

II. Environment

A. The Laureano Panel

  1. General living environment
  2. Social environment

B. The Ngubane Panel

  1. General living environment
  2. Social environment

C. Acivism

  1. Activism in Puerto Rico
  2. Activism in South Africa

Conclusion: I would like my conclusion to focus on the coming together of both panels and the importance of the NAMES Project. I will leave room for more discussion on activism and exposure in less prominent/well-off communities that are dealing with AIDS.

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