HIV/AIDS Awareness Days
At a number of times throughout the year, people across the country and around the world take time to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS, remember those lost to epidemic and rededicate themselves to fighting for a world free from HIV and AIDS.
World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people to unite worldwide in the fight against HIV and AIDS. First held on December 1, 1988, World AIDS Day is about increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education.
Throughout the year, government agencies, advocates and others have designated days to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in particular communities and highlight particular aspects of prevention and treatment.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 7
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – March 10
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – March 20
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day – May 18
National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – May 19
Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – June 8
National HIV Testing Day – June 27
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day – September 18
National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – September 27
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day – October 15