Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 (Graphic by MK Czerwiec

By MK Czerwiec

In 1994, on the top of the AIDS epidemic within the usa, MK Czerwiec took her first nursing activity, at Illinois Masonic scientific heart in Chicago, as a part of the caregiving employees of HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371. Taking Turns pulls again the curtain on lifestyles within the ward.

A shining instance of excellence within the therapy and care of sufferers, Unit 371 was once a neighborhood for millions of sufferers and households stricken by HIV and AIDS and the folks who cared for them. This photo novel combines Czerwiec’s stories with the oral histories of sufferers, kin, and employees. It depicts lifestyles and loss of life within the ward, the methods the unit affected and educated those that gone through it, and the way many glance again on their time there this present day. Czerwiec joined Unit 371 at a pivotal time within the background of AIDS: deaths from the syndrome within the Midwest peaked in 1995 after which dropped tremendously within the following years, with the discharge of antiretroviral protease inhibitors. This confident flip of occasions ended in a decline in sufferer populations and, eventually, to the closure of Unit 371. Czerwiec’s limited, inviting drawing variety and punctiliously thought of narrative study person, institutional, and group responses to the AIDS epidemic—as good because the position that artwork can play within the grieving process.

Deeply own but made of many voices, this heritage of everyday life in a different AIDS care unit is an open, sincere examine discomfort, grief, and wish between a neighborhood of doctors and sufferers on the center of the epidemic.

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