2023 World AIDS Day & AIDS Memorial Quilt

In recognition of World AIDS Day, Compass displays the largest collection of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Florida. Each year, a ceremony is hosted on December 1st which includes the quilt display, a candlelight vigil, induction, and guest speakers.

Two week’s worth of community events coincide with local organizations to engage the community in becoming a part of a global impact to end AIDS. In an effort to work closer with national and local initiatives to provide Palm Beach County with resources, Compass’ World AIDS Day promotes awareness about HIV and how to love a stronger and healthier life.

World AIDS Day serves as a platform to increase awareness of the AIDS pandemic and to inspire positive action through education, testing, and standing in solidarity with those affected by the virus. HIV/AIDS  has had a major impact locally and globally:

  • 35 Million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS
  • Over 1.2 Million people in the U.S. are living with HIV
    almost 1 in 8 are unaware of their infection
  • 8,208 people are currently living with HIV/AIDS in Palm Beach County
  • 4,800 New cases in Florida in 2017 (3rd highest in the nation)
  • The rate of Black Females living with HIV is 24.4 times that of white females!

Calendar of Events

December 1, 2023
6:00 - 8:00 PM
World AIDS Day and AIDS Memorial Quilt Opening Ceremony

December 6, 2023
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Community Education Series - Commiting to the Future

December 14, 2023
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Paseo de el Edredón de SIDA Mundial (Quilt Tour for Spanish Speakers)

Memorial AIDS Quilt Exhibits

Memorial AIDS Quilt Panels showcased across Palm Beach County, spanning from December 1 to December 15, 2023

MCC of the Palm Beaches
4857 Northlake Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Palm Beach County Library System
Main Library - 3650 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Jupiter Branch Library - 705 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458

Lynn University
3601 N Military Trl, Boca Raton, FL 33431

FAU University Galleries
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431

More community panels to be announced