"As I thought of a message about AIDS to be carried around on a tote bag, it was important to me to express, within a verbal micro universe of a few bold words, that AIDS is far from over. Because of the great strides in the treatment of HIV/AIDS and the increasing awareness and prevention of it, we are tempted to be complacent and to think of it without the urgency that we used to. However HIV/AIDS is On Going, as the bag says. Fortunately individuals and groups, such as the great Visual AIDS, continue to confront it. There is a symmetry to On Going and Going On. The inverted position of two words makes all the difference between the persistent presence of the disease, On Going, and Going On, the equally persistent efforts to fight and overcome it."
- Kay Rosen
Available with any donation of $100 or more to Visual Aids, an organization that "utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over." Visit their site, here.