February 1, 2012
POZ Partners With NAMES to Bring the AIDS Memorial Quilt to Washington, DC, During AIDS 2012
The partnership plans to display the Quilt in its entirety for the first time since 1996—concurrently with the XIX International AIDS Conference.
the leading brand for HIV/AIDS information in the United States, and The NAMES
Project Foundation, custodians of The AIDS Memorial Quilt, are pleased to
announce a partnership to bring the AIDS Memorial Quilt to the nation’s capital
from July 21 – 24, to coincide with the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS
profoundly powerful AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed in its entirety for
the first time since 1996 in multiple key locations on and around Capitol Hill
and throughout metropolitan Washington, DC. The display will be accompanied by interactive
portals, print and online educational materials and live programming designed
to highlight the history of the AIDS epidemic, gather and share the stories
behind the epidemic, and deliver general information about HIV/AIDS. Quilt
visitors will be able to access information about The Quilt and HIV/AIDS
testing, care and treatment in a wide variety of ways.
are delighted that POZ and The NAMES Project Foundation will work together to
bring The Quilt to the millions who need to see it to be reminded that AIDS is
far from over and that we have the tools to begin to end AIDS,” said POZ
Editor-in-Chief Regan Hofmann. “We look forward to sharing the Quilt with our
large and diverse audience in conjunction with what is sure to be a most
historic global AIDS meeting. As we have done for nearly two decades, we will
ensure the community of people with HIV and people whose lives have been
touched by the disease will be enriched through joining a supportive and
AIDS Memorial Quilt has incredible power to draw people into a conversation
about HIV/AIDS,” said Julie Rhoad, President and CEO of the NAMES Project. “The
Quilt is a wonderful way to engage people with a subject many find otherwise
difficult to face. It has proven an unparalleled tool for awareness, education
and the de-stigmatization of HIV/AIDS—a notion that is critical if we are to
get more people tested and linked to care.”
magazine and POZ.com are part of the Smart + Strong family. Smart + Strong also
operates several other health-oriented publications and websites, including
AIDSmeds (a website devoted to the treatment of HIV), Real Health (a print and
online guide to African-American wellness), Tu Salud (a print and online guide
to Latino wellness) and Hep (a print and online guide to hepatitis). For more information about Smart + Strong,
please visit smartandstrong.com.
mission of the NAMES Project Foundation is to preserve, care for and use the
AIDS Memorial Quilt to foster healing, advance social justice, and inspire
action in the struggle against HIV/AIDS. Established in 1987, The NAMES Project
Foundation Inc. is the international, nongovernmental, 501(c)(3) organization
that is the custodian of The AIDS Memorial Quilt and its associated document
and media archive. For more information, please visit aidsquilt.org.
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