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AIDS memorial quilts (3rd of 3)

AIDS memorial quilts

By 2009 over 700 New Zealanders had died of HIV/AIDS. In a large-scale international project, friends and family produced quilts in memory of those who had died. With more effective treatment resulting in a falling death rate, quilt-making had stopped by 2010. The quilts, increasingly fragile after years of exhibition, were given a new, virtual life on the internet.

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Jane Tolerton, 'Sexual health - Community responses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/27225/aids-memorial-quilts (accessed 14 April 2021)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Dec 2018