AIDS Memorial Quilt Comes to DHVI

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February 23, 2011

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute is proud to host a section from the AIDS Memorial Quilt – the 54-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 92,000 individuals lost to AIDS.  The 12’ x 12’ section from the quilt is currently hanging in the 4th floor lobby of Medical Sciences Research Building II (MSRB II) on the Duke Medical Campus. 

Established in 1987, The NAMES Project Foundation – the international caretaker of The Quilt -- works to preserve, care for and use The AIDS Memorial Quilt to foster healing, advance social justice and inspire action.   The Quilt began in San Francisco more than 20 years ago with a single 3 x 6 foot panel and today this epic tapestry of hope and love includes more than 47,000 panels.  These panels have come from every state in the nation and have been created by friends, lovers and family members in an attempt to transform loss and heartbreak into hope and healing.  
 
For more information on The NAMES Project and The AIDS Memorial Quilt, please visit www.aidsquilt.org or call the national headquarters at (404) 688-5500.