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CHANGING THE PATTERN FOR A FUTURE WITHOUT AIDS

Each year the National AIDS Memorial hosts a national observance on World AIDS Day that brings leaders together from across the country for a national conversation to shine a light on the ongoing struggle to end the epidemic, progress made, and hope for the future.


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CHANGE THE PATTERN - ALABAMA 11/30 - 12/4

The National AIDS Memorial, Southern AIDS Coalition and Gilead Sciences are bringing sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to communities throughout the South 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

REMEMBRANCE, RENEWAL AND REUNION

Light in the Grove returned 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.

A ONE OF A KIND EVENING

"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

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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