UT-Knoxville joins virtual quilt exhibit in honor of World AIDS Day

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Screenshot of the website that houses the AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Pride Center is one of two organizations in the state marking World AIDS Day by participating in a virtual quilt exhibition.

The National AIDS Memorial Foundation’s Virtual Quilt Exhibit is being held in lieu of in-person events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our panel this year is dedicated to the lives lost from HIV/AIDS and the people that we lost daily from discrimination, ignorance, and inequitable access,” states a press release from the UT Pride Center.

World AIDS Day has been observed since 1988. It is a day noted by organizations and individuals for bringing attention to the HIV epidemic by speaking out against stigma, increasing awareness and knowledge, calling for an end to the epidemic.

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