40 Years Later: View a National HIV/AIDS Commemoration

Join Vivent Health President and CEO, Mike Gifford, for a virtual commemoration event with the National AIDS Memorial that honored the 40th anniversary of the first cases of HIV/AIDS and HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day. This commemoration recognized progress made over the past 40 years in the fight against HIV/AIDS, remembered the nearly 700,000 lives lost to AIDS and celebrated Champions working relentlessly to serve people impacted by HIV.

Tune in to watch a recording of the live broadcast here:

Activities During the 40th Anniversary Commemoration Event Include:

Ceremonial wreath laying and moment of silence.

Keynote remarks from dignitaries, health experts, politicians and long-term HIV survivors on progress made in the fight against HIV, including remarks from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Quilt co-founder Cleve Jones, Vivent Health President and CEO Mike Gifford, National AIDS Memorial Executive Director John Cunningham, Senator Scott Weiner and more.

Unveiling of the 6,000 Block of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, bringing the beauty of the Memorial Grove and power of the Quilt together for this important day.

Spoken word and artistic performances from Mary Bowman, Awardee Ima Diawara, Antwan Matthews, Messages of Hope Choir, San Fransisco Gay Men’s Chorus and more.

Reading of Names of people lost to AIDS and other public tributes.