Dozens of quilts lay spread out across the Emory quad to commemorate World AIDS Day.
A close-up of a specific quilt shows the names of many sewn uniquely into the panels.
An adult male stands in front of a quilt, reading the names.
Two female students kneel next to a quilt, and one points to a panel.
Two students stand in front of a quilt, reading the names.
A young woman wearing a t-shirt from the event, kneels in front of a quilt.
Dozens of quilts lay spread out across the Emory quad to commemorate World AIDS Day.
Half a dozen Emory community members visit the memorial.
Half a dozen Emory community members visit the memorial.
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Photos: Emory marks World AIDS Day

Dec. 5, 2017

Emory commemorated World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, with the university's 13th annual Quilt on the Quad, the nation's largest collegiate display of panels from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.

From inventing some of the most successful drugs to battle HIV to developing and testing promising vaccines, from conducting clinical drug trials and leading behavioral and prevention research to treating and counseling thousands of patients, Emory has been recognized as a local, national and international leader.

In fact, Emory researchers developed HIV/AIDS drugs now used by more than 94 percent of U.S. patients and thousands more globally. In addition to the Emory Center for AIDS Research, the Emory Vaccine Center’s Hope Clinic continues to be a national leader in conducting clinical trials for HIV vaccines.