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SPECIAL QUILT DISPLAY MISSISSIPPI SEP 28-OCT 4

It's time to Change the Pattern in the fight to end HIV and AIDS in the Southern United States. The National AIDS Memorial is bringing sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to communities throughout the Southern U.S to honor Black and Brown lives lost to HIV and AIDS as part of Change the Pattern, a new initiative to reimagine the response to the epidemic in the region.

BE PART OF THIS NEW INITIATIVE

THE BLACK COMMUNITY & AIDS

The National AIDS Memorial is proud to present our latest Surviving Voices mini-documentary. This year’s award-winning film features the powerful voices of survivors and advocates who share their personal stories of hope and struggle in the fight to end HIV and realize health and social justice.

WATCH THE FILM AND SHORT-STORIES

PLEASE JOIN US - NOV 30, 2022, 6 - 9:30 pm PST

Light in the Grove returns as a tented, indoor magical celebration of Reunion, Remembrance, and Renewal in the National AIDS Memorial Grove. Held annually on the eve of World AIDS Day, it is our largest annual fundraising event, with all proceeds directly supporting the mission and programs of the National AIDS Memorial.

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"Think how much has changed…you demanded to be treated with dignity and with equity.  Those voices, those stories are invaluable…we’re going to finish this fight."

- President Joe Biden

New HIV infections in the U.S. fell about 8% from 2015 to 2019, but Black and Latino communities — particularly gay and bisexual men within those groups — continue to be disproportionately affected, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

"It was gentle rain, no speeches or music, just thousands of people reading these names on this patchwork of placards up on that wall. And I thought to myself, It looks like some kind of quilt, and I thought this is the symbol we should take."

- Cleve Jones, NPR interview 2016

  In 2019, 26% of new HIV infections were among Black gay and bisexual men, 23% among Latino gay and bisexual men, and 45% among gay and bisexual men under the age of 35. African American and Hispanics/Latinos account for the largest increases in new HIV diagnoses, 42% and 27% respectively.

“This disease is resilient and resourceful, ever mutating to escape destruction.  We must be equally resourceful in our efforts to combat HIV/AIDS as we work to finally achieve an AIDS-free generation.”

- Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, World AIDS Day 2019

REMEMBERING A LOVED ONE

Honor a life by memorializing them within the beauty of the memorial in perpetuity - learn more

WORLD AIDS DAY

Watch the powerful conversations on issues that matter from HIV/AIDS leaders - learn more

AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT

The largest ongoing community folk art project in the world - learn more

BLACK LIVES AND AIDS ACTIVISM

Inspiring Voices in the LGBTQ Movement - read our perspective

PEDRO ZAMORA YOUNG LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP

Supporting the Next Generation of leaders who carry Pedro’s torch - learn more

ARTS IN ACTIVISM AWARD

Inspiring “Artivism” to Combat Stigma - learn more

AIDS STORY PROJECT VOICES

Capturing the Oral History of the epidemic - see the stories

NEWS & EVENTS

The Memorial in the community and in the media - see details

OUR PARTNERS

Here are profiles highlighting our partners - see profiles





Order a Personalized Framed and Matted Photo Gift Today!

Cherish a photo of your loved one’s Quilt panel or engraved name in the Grove. Order today and help support the programs of the National AIDS Memorial.
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