names project

 

The landscape of cloth and quilt pieces above, is one of the world’s largest art initiatives known to mankind. First conceived in 1987, the Names Project represents the powerful

spread of an idea that commemorates the millions of people who have died of AIDS. The quilt now weighs 54 tons, and is considered an official American treasure.

(http://www.aidsquilt.org/about/the-names-project-foundation) Each square measures 3 feet by 6 feet, and bears the name of a loved one who has died of AIDS.

In 2014, AIDS remains as one of the world’s most significant health challenges. (WHO)

HIV/AIDS remains one of the world’s most significant public health challenges, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. (World Health Organization)

People who are HIV-positive, are now living longer as a result of a new antirtroviral drug therapy named (ART). Art prevents the onward transmission of HIV. (WHO) There are

still 19 million people in the world who do not have access to this drug.

” In 2012, 62% of pregnant women living with HIV received the most effective drug regimens (as recommended by WHO) to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus.” (WHO)

 

 

References

http://www.aidsquilt.org/about/the-names-project-foundation

http://www.bms.com/news/features/2012/Pages/POZ-NAMESProject.aspx

http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/hiv/en/index.html