AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed in Yuma

AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed in Yuma

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Yuma, AZ - Parts of the internationally celebrated AIDS memorial quilt are on display in Yuma.

The hand-made tapestry stands as a memorial to more than 90,000 people lost to aids.

"We promote healthy lifestyles and we brought in the AIDS awareness quilt that is a Nobel Prize quilt on display and there are messages from family and friends that have lost people to aids," Peggy Owens, executive director of Back to Basics.

In addition to seeing the quilt, the Regional Center for Border Health will be offering free HIV testing from their medical mobile unit right outside the Yuma Art Center.

"It's about being aware and the best way to know if you have anything is to get tested," Owens said.

She said the quilt will be on display at the Yuma Arts Center from June 26th through the 30th.

"That's why its important to keep talking about it. The best way to over come any fear is to talk about it," she said.

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