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The Remembrance, Heartbreak & Protest of the AIDS Quilt | GZERO World

The remembrance, heartbreak & protest of the AIDS quilt

This Pride Month, we remember how just 35 years ago, America was in the middle of another public health crisis — one that disproportionately affected gay men, as well as communities of color.

But the tragedy of the HIV/AIDS epidemic also produced one remarkable piece of art that first captured the world’s attention in 1987.

We're talking about a quilt made of pieces sent by people across the United States, each naming a victim of the deadly disease. It originally spanned a football field, but now covers 1.3 million square feet.

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Aids, the forgotten global epidemic: Dawn

December 03, 2020 11:55 AM

The paper says awareness is needed to avoid infections, and to realise that there is no need to shun the HIV-positive.

Pakistan man murders HIV positive wife in epidemic-hit south

May 29, 2019 10:28 PM

KARACHI (AFP) - A Pakistani man killed his HIV positive wife on Wednesday (May 29) in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have tested positive for the virus in recent weeks, stirring panic and casting a light on the country's dismal public health standards.

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