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Arizona AIDS victims honored on national memorial quilt

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PHOENIX -

Estimates show that more than 4,600 people in Arizona are living with AIDS or HIV and don't even know it.

The importance of getting tested is just one of the reasons that Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day.

People who passed away from the disease are being honored with panels on an AIDS memorial quilt.

The NAMEs Project Foundation developed the quilt, which honors 120 people on its eight panels.

The panels will be added to a National Quilt that's currently 1.3 million square feet and represents over 94,000 names.

It would take over 33 days to see the entire quilt for one minute per panel.

For those who would like to make a panel to add to the national quilt, Aunt Rita's Foundation will be taking panels until January 7, 2013.

The Arizona Department of Health Services found there were 11,000 people with HIV/Aids living in the State of Arizona in 2011.

World Aids Day - National Quilt
Dec. 1, 3pm - 7pm
Sheraton Hotel
340 N. Third St.
Phoenix, AZ
www.auntritas.org

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