Mike Sherry / The Hale Center for Journalism

When activists worldwide marked three decades since the emergence of a mysterious immune disease, Kansas City, Kan., participants posted a timeline of key events in the fight against the AIDS pandemic in a building foyer in their community.

Yet this was no ordinary foyer; it was the main entrance to Mt. Carmel Church of God in Christ at 2025 N. 12th St. Not only that, but the display in the African American church went up right around Christmastime to coincide with World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.

Advocates Still Wary Of Infectious Disease Bill

Apr 17, 2013

Kansas health officials are trying to assure local health groups that a controversial bill dealing with infectious diseases needed an update to response protocols for occupational exposures. Some HIV advocates, however, aren’t completely sold.

A controversial bill in Kansas that has caused outcry from groups like the National Minority AIDS Council appears to be on track for approval by House and Senate negotiators, paving the way for passage by both chambers.

The world has reached a defining moment in the battle against HIV and AIDS.   The battle cry coming from the just-completed 19th International Aids Conference : We now have the potential to end the epidemic.

Kansas City, Mo. – As Gay Pride Week wraps up in Kansas City, events at the Power and Light District and Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park will feature local and national music headliners.

At a sit-down dinner under a massive tent tonight along the Missouri River, the walls will be lined with quilts. They are from The Names Project Foundation's Aids Memorial Quilt. The Aids Memorial Quilt is the living memorial to the thousands of men and women who've died of HIV-AIDS. Friends and family sew personal messages on quilt panels about victims of the disease.