16 – The musical comedy web series Merce, starring Charles Sanchez as a gay man living with HIV in New York City, debuts online. (2015)

Merce a comedy series

Courtesy of Charles Sanchez

21 – Prevention Access Campaign, a coalition of activists, community members and scientists, launches the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U) movement. (2016)

23 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announces that small quantities of unapproved drugs can be imported for people with life-threatening illnesses, including HIV/AIDS. (1988)

17 – David Ho publishes “Time to Hit HIV, Early and Hard” in The New England Journal of Medicine. (1995)

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18 – Jeffrey, a romantic comedy about a gay actor who decides to become celibate because of the risk of AIDS, opens in theaters. (1995)

20 – Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

29 – National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (Last Sunday in August)