HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program: AIDS Memorial Quilt
Since its creation in 1987, the AIDS Memorial Quilt has served as a powerful, unforgettable reminder that HIV/AIDS remains a deadly disease, even as modern medicines have made it possible for many to live relatively normal lives.
In honor of World AIDS Day, the HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program at UW Hospital and Clinics brought part of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to Madison, where it hung in the main lobby of Madison's Overture Center.
"In the beginning, AIDS was basically an ignored disease," says UW patient advocate Heidi Nass, who was also instrumental in bringing the quilt to Madison. "The quilt helped bring the devastation of the epidemic into public view, where it should stay."