There isn't much new to discuss on this topic... The short history has bound art to aids in many ways... I used the The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art as my inspiration for this post... also see...
“Bodies Are Wonderful Things We Should Enjoy As Long As We Have Them” ... here
Art for AIDS benefits
the UCSF Alliance Health ProjectBringing together a creative community of artists, galleries, art donors and art patrons, sponsors and media, Art for AIDS connects the art world with one of the nation’s leading HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ mental health organizations... more
MAKE ART/STOP AIDS is an initiative of the UCLA Art & Global Health Center, as well as other partnering groups around the world, including the Art & Global... more
Loaded with gender connotations and power hierarchies, fiber traditions such as crochet, embroidery, macramé, and quilting provide a fitting platform for examining iconography, tastes, roles, and relationships socialized within and around gay and lesbian culture.
And thread—be it yarn or embroidery floss—parallels the potential for connectivity. Our commonalities may be as thick as a knot or thin as a string. As individuals we are strands; as communities we are interwoven. Both can be broken or braided.
Many of the artists featured fully employ craft processes to execute their vision. Others mix yarn, string, and fabric with fine art mediums. But all of the artists embrace the power of thread-based crafts to examine stories and ideas unique to our lives as queer peoples.