Gideon Mendel’s heart-wrenchingly tender portraits of a 90s AIDS ward

By Bryony Stone

Nearly 15 years ago for a few weeks in 1993, photographer Gideon Mendel became a resident at London’s first AIDS ward — the Broderip — and at Charles Bell ward, both in London’s Middlesex Hospital where he photographed the patients as part of the Positive Lives project. The two wards were then among London’s very few AIDS wards at a time when the stigmatised illness quickly killed most of its sufferers for whom antiviral meditation was not yet available.

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