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Washington Nationals Team Up to Fight AIDS!

​Post submitted by Charlie Joughin, HRC Press Secretary

As you may know, The International AIDS Conference returns to the United States this summer for the first time in over 20 years.  The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, made as a memorial to and celebration of the lives of people who have died of AIDS-related causes, is also returning and will be on display at a number of events across the city.  Saturday, July 7, panels of the quilt will be on display at Nationals Park as the Washington Nationals host the Colorado Rockies. 

For each ticket purchased, the Washington Nationals will make a donation to The AIDS Memorial Quilt/The NAMES Project Foundation and Whitman-Walker Health.  So go out and show your support for the Nats, and do your part in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  Click here to buy tickets to the event. 

Make sure you also stop by the HRC building, where panel selections from the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on public display from July 1-31.  HRC will be one of approximately 50 sites around the city to display panel sections.  We’ll also be hosting a number of events throughout the month, including a panel discussion to provide a platform for strengthening the response to stigma in HIV-vulnerable communities in North and Latin America and the Caribbean, and to increase understanding of and commitment to gender-sensitive, evidence- and human rights-informed interventions targeting transgender people and other most at-risk individuals such as men who have sex with men (MSM).

Take a look at some of the other ways HRC is involved in the 2012 International AIDS Conference.

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