This afternoon, I will visit the AIDS quilt which is (partially) on display at the Washington Convention Center in downtown D.C. The quilt will be on display there until Friday, July27th. Sections of the quilt have been on display throughout the city with the convention center being one of the last places it will be displayed. If you can’t make it to the convention center by Friday, you can visit sections of the quilt at FHI360 at 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW until August 3rd. As the International AIDS Conference comes to a close, let’s remember loved ones, community members, and neighbors who have gone and especially those who continue to live with the disease. Washington, D.C. has one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the country, so the quilt and the conference hit very close to home, reminding us all of the importance of testing and safe practices.
The convention center is at the Mt. Vernon metro stop on the Yellow line.