Lauren Broussard

LGSW, MPH, Public Health Analyst, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

The AIDS Memorial Quilt in DC during AIDS 2012

Nikki - AIDS Quilt

This summer, as the global HIV and AIDS community gathers in Washington, DC for AIDS 2012, The AIDS Memorial Quilt will make a rare return to the international stage. Started in 1987, The Quilt is comprised of panels memorializing those whose lives have been lost to AIDS. During the Smithsonian Folklife Festival , June 28-July…

NAACP Hosts Summit on HIV Among African Americans


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To raise greater awareness of the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS in the African American community and mobilize action by community members, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research co-hosted a summit in Washington, DC last month. The November 2 gathering, “The Forgotten Epidemic: Our…