9 – Drug manufacturer Roche sends an email to HIV treatment activists announcing that it is terminating its in-house research into new HIV drugs. (2008)

13 – With the signing of HB20-1061, Colorado becomes the first state to allow pharmacists to prescribe pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP) to prevent HIV. (2020)

illustration US Map with pill

27 – Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, a French virologist who was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for codiscovering HIV in 1983, becomes the new president of the International AIDS Society. (2012)

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi


2 – Christodora, a novel by Tim Murphy about a group of characters whose lives are connected by HIV and an apartment building in New York City’s East Village, is released. (2016)

Christodora book cover

6 – Performer Klaus Nomi dies of AIDS-related causes at age 39. (1983)

Klaus Nomi


20 – Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day logo

27 – National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day logo