What ever happened to the AIDS Quilt? I set out to find out.
The quilt was born in San Francisco in 1985, four years after the disease was discovered. People create a panel for someone they knew who died of the disease. In 1987, it was laid out on the Washington Mall for the world to see. Today, it includes 105,000 names. It weighs 55 tons. A new panel is added every single day. The fight against AIDS is not over. People still die from this disease all the time. I talked to the President and CEO of the Names Project/AIDS Quilt Julie Rhoad. Give it a listen.