World AIDS Museum in Wilton Manors, FL

Author: 
Mark Haines
Curator: 
Alexander Northman
Founded in September of 2011, the World AIDS Museum was an idea that grew out of the Fort Lauderdale based group Pozitive Attitudes, a topic driven support group for HIV positive individuals. The Museum’s mission is to increase awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic by documenting the history of HIV/AIDS, remembering the people who suffered from the disease, educating people about HIV/AIDS, and enlightening the world to this continuing tragedy. The organization also hopes to empower survivors.

The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center, located on 26th Street in Wilton Manors, Florida, opened on May 15, 2014. By sharing the stories of ordinary people like Ryan White and celebrities like Rock Hudson and Magic Johnson, the museum addresses the stigma and the fear of the unknown. The museum also offers hope and charts the possibilities for an improved future.

Another one of goals for the museum is to create a research center that will become a nexus for HIV / AIDS information and education. The Museum offers docent-guided tours of its current exhibition, the Chronology of AIDS. Tours can accommodate groups of up to ten people and it is suggested that visitors allow at least one hour to see the exhibit.


World AIDS Museum 4th Anniversary Party at ArtServe
The World AIDS Museum in Wilton Manors, which features a step-by-step chronicle of the AIDS epidemic throughout the world, hosted their 4th Anniversary Party at ArtServe.
 
Kenny Silverman's Customer Appreciation Party at World AIDS Museum
The World AIDS Museum in Wilton Manors showcases a step-by-step chronicle of the AIDS epidemic throughout the world. They welcomed Remax's Kenny Silverman for his customer appreciation party recognizing his clients.
 
World AIDS Museum 3rd Anniversary Party at Bona Italian
The World AIDS Museum in Wilton Manors, which features a step-by-step chronicle of the AIDS epidemic throughout the world, hosted their 3rd Anniversary Party at Bona Italian Restaurant.
 
World AIDS Museum Hosts National Transgender HIV Testing Awareness Day
The World AIDS Museum in Wilton Manors, Florida features a step-by-step chronicle of the AIDS epidemic throughout the world. They hosted a rally for National Transgender HIV Testing Awareness Day.
 
World AIDS Museum
The World AIDS Museum in Wilton Manors, Florida features a step-by-step chronicle of the AIDS epidemic throughout the world. They recently hosted a party honoring Smart Ride creator Glen Weinzimer.

World AIDS Museum
The World AIDS Museum in Wilton Manors, Florida features a step-by-step chronicle of the AIDS epidemic throughout the world. Through media, press releases, and discussion rooms the World AIDS Museum helps educate people about the disease.

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