December 01, 2008

World AIDS Day recognized on campus

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Student Affairs Specialist Debbie Morgette reads a block of The AIDS Memorial Quilt which was on display at the Blazer Hall Residence Life Center. The quilt was displayed on campus Dec. 1 on the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day.

Student Affairs Specialist Debbie Morgette reads a block of The AIDS Memorial Quilt which was on display at the Blazer Hall Residence Life Center. The quilt was displayed on campus Dec. 1 on the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Blocks usually comprise eight smaller panels remembering the lives of eight individuals who died of AIDS. The display is part of a national effort to have every section of the quilt on display to raise awareness of AIDS deaths and the epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. As of November, The AIDS Memorial Quilt comprised 5,789 blocks, and new panels arrive every week at a foundation office in Atlanta. World AIDS Day also featured a seminar on campus led by Michael Saag, M.D., director of UAB’s Center for AIDS Research.

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