Ultimate Calendar of HIV/AIDS Awareness Days (2024)

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Every month at Good Good Good, we plan upcoming good news content for our Instagram, Goodnewsletter, Goodnewspaper, podcast, website, and more. Our work is always centered on hopeful stories about people making a difference in the world — and action steps on how each of us can join in with that good work.

With so many holidays, awareness days, education weeks, and activism months happening all year long, we’ve been slowly collecting all of these events in a private internal calendar for years.

We made our Monthly Cause Awareness Calendar publicly available earlier this year. We’ve also published:

And now we’re publishing our guide to HIV/AIDS holidays.

The HIV/AIDS crisis — in the United States and globally — is heartbreaking. But thanks to medical breakthroughs, increased funding, a boom in awareness, and the sacrificial activism of countless people around the world — we are making progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Our hope is this resource will help you or your organization bring attention to this important issue — not just around World AIDS Day — but all year long.

Where applicable, we've included resources around highlighted holidays — usually in the form of good news around particular topics, relevant quotes or recommendations, or action steps on how to make a difference. We encourage you to share them if you find them helpful.

We've worked hard to make this the most comprehensive collection of HIV- and AIDS-related days and months on the internet. Always double-check dates, as organizers may occasionally change dates.

Bookmark this page and revisit it as often as you need. We'll continue to update it and add to it over time.

The Good Good Good Calendar of AIDS Awareness Days, Weeks, Months, and Anniversaries —

Days, Weeks, and Months:

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7

HIV Is Not A Crime Awareness Day - February 28

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 10

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 20

World Health Day - April 7

Explore our list of the best quotes about public health

National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - April 10

National Transgender HIV Testing Day - April 18

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day - May 18

Hepatitis Testing Day - May 19

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - May 19

HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day - June 5

Anniversary of MMWR: The first cases of HIV - June 5

National HIV Testing Day - June 27

Zero HIV Stigma Day - July 21

Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - August 20

National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - August 28

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day - September 18

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - September 27

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day - October 14

Giving Tuesday - First Tuesday after Thanksgiving

Learn how to volunteer with or donate to HIV/AIDS organizations for Giving Tuesday (and explore more ideas to make a difference) and share these Giving Tuesday quotes

World AIDS Day - December 1

Read all of Good Good Good’s good news stories of progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS

International Day of Epidemic Preparedness - December 27

AIDS Awareness Week - First week of December

HIV/AIDS Awareness Month - December 1 through December 31

Birthdays of People with HIV and AIDS

Pedro Zamora - February 29, 1972

Jonathan Van Ness - March 28, 1987

Mykki Blanco - April 2, 1986

Keith Haring - May 4, 1958

Arthur Ashe - July 10, 1943

Alexis Arquette - July 28, 1969

Magic Johnson - August 14, 1959

Freddie Mercury - September 5, 1946

Chuck Panozzo - September 20, 1948

Billy Porter - September 21, 1969

Rock Hudson - November 17, 1925

Ryan White - December 6, 1971

HIV/AIDS in Pop Culture & Activism

Rock Hudson announced he has AIDS - July 25, 1985

Attendees wear red awareness ribbons to the Tony Awards - June 2, 1991

Learn more about colored awareness ribbons and their history

The film “Philadelphia” released in theaters - December 14, 1993

Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical “Rent” debuted on Broadway - April 29, 1996

Paul Monette’s book “Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir” released - June 1, 1998

Bono co-founded the nonprofit (PRODUCT)RED - January 20, 2006

Explore our top recommendations for products from (RED)

The documentary film “How To Survive a Plague” released - September 21, 2012

Is this list missing a holiday or awareness week/month? Let us know. We want to ensure this list is comprehensive and inclusive.

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