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									HIV/AIDS:

The AIDS Quilt and Statistics
About the HIV/AIDS Quilt
       Founded in 1987, The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a
    poignant memorial, a powerful tool for use in
    preventing new HIV infections, and the largest ongoing
    community arts project in the world.
        Each "block" (or section) of The AIDS Memorial
    Quilt measures approximately twelve feet square, and
    a typical block consists of eight individual three foot by
    six foot panels sewn together. Virtually every one of
    the more than 40,000 colorful panels that make up the
    Quilt memorializes the life of a person lost to AIDS.
        As the epidemic continues claiming lives around the
    world and here in the United States, the Quilt
    continues to grow and to reach more communities with
    its messages of remembrance, awareness and hope.
    (The AIDS Memorial, 2008)
        HIV in the United States
                                   By Sex
In 2006, almost three quarters of HIV/AIDS diagnoses among adolescents and adults
                                   were for males.
Sex of adults and adolescents with HIV/AIDS diagnosed during 2006 (CDC, 2008)
HIV in the United States
(cont’d)
  Race/ethnicity of persons (including children) with
    HIV/AIDS diagnosed during 2006 (CDC, 2008)
              HIV in the United States
              (cont’d)                  By Age
In 2006, persons aged 25–34 and persons aged 35–44 accounted for the largest proportions of
                            newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases.
            Age of persons with HIV/AIDS diagnosed during 2006 (CDC, 2008)
Schedule of Quilt Showing in
Connecticut
 Stamford, CT
 11/25/2008 – 12/3/2008
 Host: AIDS Interfaith Stamford – First United Methodist
  Church
 Display Site: First United Methodist Church
 Display Site Address: 42 Cross Rd
 Accepting Block Requests? No
 Number of Blocks: 5
 Contact: Rev. Douglas A. McArthur
 Phone: 203-324-1323
 Email: DMcArthurFUMC@aol.com
(The AIDS Memorial, 2008)
References

   The AIDS memorial quilt (2008)
    Retrieved on October 8, 2008 from
    http://aidsquilt.org/
   DPH Centers for Disease Control
    (2008) Retrieved on November 10,
    2008 from
    http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/facts
    heets/us.htm

								
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