Manhattan Painter Who Launched AIDS Ribbon Symbol Dies at Age 48 of AIDS-Related Complications
Frank Moore II, a Manhattan painter who was instrumental in launching the overlapping red ribbon as a symbol of AIDS awareness in 1991, died on Sunday from AIDS-related complications at the age of 48, Newsday reports. Moore, who said that his paintings represented "a journal of his long battle with HIV," was a board member of Visual AIDS, a Manhattan-based group that raises money to fund artists with HIV/AIDS and helps maintain the art of people with the disease. The red ribbon is an international symbol of AIDS awareness and has been used in other colors by groups to represent different causes (Holm, Newsday, 4/23).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.