Here at Stretford Public Hall, we are honoured to be displaying a panel of the Memorial Quilt , remembering those who lost their lives to the virus in the early days of the HIV epidemic in the UK.
Opening Hours: Monday 25th November- Friday 29th November from 10am-4pm
Inspired by the 2019 Global World AIDS Day theme ‘Communities make the Difference’, Manchester HIV charity George House Trust announces an exhibition of panels from the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt in locations across Greater Manchester in the run up to World AIDS Day, December 1st 2019
The UK AIDS Memorial Quilt is a unique and powerful historical and social artefact and an irreplaceable piece of HIV history. It tells the stories of people lost to the virus in the early days of the HIV epidemic in the UK. Loved ones are honoured and remembered in panels made by partners, friends and families. This is the first time any of the Quilt panels have been exhibited in Greater Manchester since 2007.
The Greater Manchester UK AIDS Memorial Quilt Trail will run from 25th November until 1st December at various venues.
Since the virus was identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV-related illnesses. Nearly 37 million people are living with HIV today with over 101,000 of those in the UK.
Despite huge medical advances in treatment, HIV remains a highly stigmatised medical condition. World AIDS Day is an opportunity to remember those lost to HIV globally, to raise awareness and to educate people about HIV today.