Wednesday, December 2, 2009

AIDS Memorial Quilt Comes to Brooklyn Borough Hall for World AIDs Day 2009

The Brooklyn Borough President's Office sent us this photo of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, on display in the Courtroom at Borough Hall yesterday to mark World AIDs Day 2009. EAC Brooklyn TASC offered free HIV testing, counseling and more.

According to the New York City's Dept. of Health web site, Brooklyn is Ground Zero for AIDs. Out of 1,234 cases of HIV diagnosed in the city in 2007, 452 lived in Brooklyn. This compares to 264 in Manhattan, 263 in the Bronx, 161 in Queens, 24 in Staten Island and 70 unknown.

The Watchful Eye Testing, Outreach and Prevention Initiative partnered with the Caribbean Women’s Health Association to commemorate World Aids Day with music and ceremonies honoring Tracy Mack, Natashua Rice, Pastor Christina Walker and New York City Council Member Al Vann.

Photo by Kathryn Kirk

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