5 – Activist Keith Cylar dies of AIDS-related causes. Cylar helped create ACT UP’s Housing Committee and its spin-off organization Housing Works. (2004)

9 – Princess Diana, in an effort to end HIV-related stigma, shakes hands with a person living with AIDS on the new AIDS ward at Middlesex Hospital in London. (1987)

National Youth HIV+ AIDS Awarness Day logo

10 – National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

National Transgender HIV Testing Day


a row of different pairs of shoes


5 – HIV activists kick off the Campaign to End AIDS by leaving 8,500 pairs of shoes outside the White House to signify the daily number of global AIDS deaths. (2005)

18 – HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

19 – National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Mystery of Irma Vep and Other Plays

28 –Actor, writer and director Charles Ludlam dies of AIDS-related PCP pneumonia at age 44. His obituary is the first to appear on the front page of the New York Times to specifically list AIDS as a cause of death. (1987)