A section of the AIDS Memorial Quilt is on display this week in the D.P. Culp Center Ballroom at East Tennessee State University.
One of the panels in the display contains the name of Ryan White, a teenager from Kokomo, Ind., who became a national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States after being expelled from middle school because of his infection. A hemophiliac, he became infected with HIV from a contaminated blood treatment.
The panel will be on display today from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The panels are part of the World AIDS Week events that include HIV testing and showing of the documentary “A Closer Walk” at 7 tonight in the Culp Center.