The mission of the World AIDS Museum is to increase awareness of the AIDS epidemic by documenting the history of HIV/AIDS, remembering the people who suffered from this disease, educating people about HIV/AIDS, enlightening the world to this continuing tragedy and empowering the survivors. 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. Steve Stagon, the facilitator, started creating historical HIV/AIDS exhibits as topics for the group. These were displayed at the Pride Center of South Florida and Blanche Ely High School. HIV/AIDS exhibits by other artists had also been displayed at the Pride Center and the idea of a museum grew from there.