AIDS Memorial Quilt

at APA
AIDS Memorial Quilt at APA

Quilt on Display at APA in Washington, DC

To commemorate World AIDS Day, the APA Health Disparities Office is sponsoring a block of the AIDS Memorial Quilt ("The Quilt") which will be on display from Nov. 15 through Dec. 12, 2018.

We invite you to view the display from Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. EST., in the main lobby of the APA headquarters, located at: 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002. Admittance is free and no tickets are required.

The block of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display which is composed of eight panels remembering the lives of Paul R. Armstead, Jeff Artz, Jerry "Jerry B." Bosiger, Craig Allen Heckathorn, Joseph L. Palmerino, III, Todd R. Snoots, Carl D. States and William Bernard Younger.

2018 APA Display Theme: “Know your status”

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day, which will be marking its 30th anniversary on 1 December, is “Know your status”.

Over the past 30 years, significant progress has been made regarding HIV/AIDS, and today about 70 percent of people living with HIV globally know their status. But we still have a long was to go to reach people living with HIV who do not know their status and ensuring that they are linked to quality care and prevention services. In the United States, 1 in 7 people living in the United States are unaware of their infection. HIV testing is essential for expanding treatment and ensuring that all people living with HIV can lead healthy and productive lives.

About The Quilt

quilt-2018The Quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic. More than 49,000 individual 3 x 6-foot memorial panels — most commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS-related illness— have been sewn together by friends, lovers and family members. More than 94,000 individuals are represented on The Quilt, and it covers 1.3 million square feet. 

The Quilt reminds us that statistics are made up of real people like Todd Snoots with families, careers and unique stories.