6 – HIV/AIDS activist Jeff Sheehy is named to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors representing District 8, making him the first person living with HIV to serve as a supervisor. (2017)

Jeff Sheehy

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PLUS – AIDS Is Everyday launches on POZ.com. (2017)

23 – Project Inform founder and longtime AIDS activist Martin Delaney dies of liver cancer at age 63. (2009)

31 Angelina Jolie stars in the television film Gia, about the life of supermodel Gia Carangi, who died of AIDS-related causes at age 26. (1998)

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7 – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

13 – The HIV Justice Network issues the Oslo Declaration on HIV Criminalisation. The declaration provides a clear road map to ending inappropriate criminal prosecutions for HIV nondisclosure, potential exposure and unintentional transmission. (2012)

17 – An HIV-themed episode of The Golden Girls titled “72 Hours” debuts on NBC. The episode centers on how Rose and her roomates deal with waiting for her HIV test results after a possible exposure to HIV through a blood transfusion. (1990)