O'Connell harvested the creativity of the art world to bring the toll of HIV and AIDS to America's living rooms.
Infections spiked last year and AIDS-related deaths were higher than hoped.
Butler County, north of Cincinnati, has seen a troubling increase in new diagnoses.
Two clients tested positive for HIV after visits to the unsanitary and unlicensed beauty salon for the controversial treatment using human blood.
Cartier disclosed her status on her new show, Transcend.
While officials struggle to replenish an enormous budget deficit worsened by the pandemic, the health of thousands of people living with HIV hangs in the balance.
A new study found a startling number of trans women, especially Black trans women, living with HIV.