AIDS Memorial Project of Northeast Florida is a 501c3 comprised of diverse individuals from Northeast Florida working to create & maintain a living monument dedicated to those in our community infected & affected by HIV/AIDS.
We bear witness to the early passing of these individuals marginalized by society—victims of a political system, that at the time stigmatized their existence because of a diagnosis. HIV/AIDS positive individuals found themselves frequently destitute, homeless, truly dependent on the kindness of friends, when family and loved ones, abandoned them to a hostile and fearful community. The inequities and lack of preparation of the medical community to truly handle these complex medical conditions from an AIDS diagnosis compounded these issues for those living with this disease.
It is the legacy and suffering of these people, that have lead us to present day, where HIV is no longer the death sentence it was earlier believed to be. AIDS Memorial Project of Northeast Florida was launched to pay homage to these brave and frequently disregarded members of our society, through a living memorial that we will create and maintain with support from our community at large