The first staffers have started to arrive in Washington, DC in preparation for the INERELA+ General Conference, as well as AIDS 2012 and all the other affiliated events.

Greeting us is the AIDS Memorial Quilt, a different portion of which is being displayed each day on the National Mall between the US Capitol and Washington Monument.

In fact, a panel from the quilt was blessed by our Patron, Bishop Desmond Tutu before it traveled from Cape Town to Washington.

For more details about the quilt in DC, visit