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 – December 1

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.

HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

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