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Join us in Baton Rouge and New Orleans Feb 7-11 for Free Quilt Displays, Quilt-Making workshops and community events as we honor Black lives lost to HIV/AIDS on HBCU campuses during Black History Month

JOIN US IN LOUISIANA, FEB 7 - 11TH

VISITING THE NATIONAL AIDS MEMORIAL GROVE

Take a self-guided tour of the nation’s federally-designated memorial to AIDS.  Located on 10-acres in Golden Gate Park, immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of nature, experiencing the healing, hope and remembrance amongst the thousands of names etched into stone throughout this sacred space.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GROVE

THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND AIDS

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  We invite you to watch our latest mini-documentary series “The Black Community & AIDS” that shares personal stories of thriving and surviving voices in the Black community and the issues that continue to persist today that disproportionately impact the Black community.

WATCH THE VIDEO NOW

"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

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US!

Your donations help us to share the story of the struggle against HIV/AIDS so that we remember the lives lost, offer healing and hope to survivors, and inspire new generations.

SEE THE QUILT IN YOUR COMMUNITY

We partner with community-based organizations across the country to display sections of the Quilt to raise greater awareness about HIV/AIDS impacting people today. - Learn more

NATIONAL AIDS MEMORIAL SHOP

Celebrate 35 years of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and help ensure that the lives of people who died from AIDS are not forgotten. - 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

MARY BOWMAN 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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