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The Last One Sews Together the Stories of the AIDS Quilt

February 18, 2014

This article was reported by EDGE on the Net.

EDGE on the Net reported that Red Thread Productions would release a feature-length documentary, The Last One: The Story of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, that recorded the quilt's origin and described its impact on "politics, science, and the media." Documentary Director and Red Thread Productions Executive Producer Nadine Licostie stated that the film recounted the story of those memorialized by the quilt and activists who have devoted their lives to eliminating stigma associated with HIV and AIDS. In spite of abundant HIV prevention education and treatment options, discrimination, lack of access to affordable care, and low social status resulted in 34 million HIV infections worldwide and 50,000 new infections in the United States annually, according to Licostie.

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