HIV/AIDS Background

In 1999 Aids originated from the chimpanzees to human in African the disease reached the United states it was not a popular concern at that the time. BY 1981 is when people stared to notice this disease that was destroying people’s immune systems that the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) discovered. “The following year, The New York Times published an alarming article about the new immune system disorder, which, by that time, had affected 335 people, killing 136 of them”. By 1991 people became more aware of this serious disease by the Red Ribbon.

“The first cases of what would later become known as AIDS were reported in the United States in June of 1981.1 Today, there are more than 1.1 million people living with HIV and more than 700,000 people with AIDS have died since the beginning of the epidemic” https://www.kff.org/hivaids/fact-sheet/the-hivaids-epidemic-in-the-united-states-the-basics/

To honor him friends and family create a quilt that tell about the person. These quilts are representation of the AIDS Epidemic called the NAMES Project where 48,000 loved ones lost their lives to this disease.