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1 – ACT UP joins other national activist groups for its first protest at the White House. The police wear rubber gloves while arresting protesters. (1987)

Palm Tree


5 – HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day

8 – National Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

– The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a generic formulation of Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine). (2017)

Mykki Blanco

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12 – Rapper, performance artist and poet Mykki Blanco discloses their HIV status on Facebook. (2015)

20 – Artist and POZ contributor Barton Lidicé Beneš dies of AIDS-related complications at age 69. (2012)

27 –  National HIV Testing Day

The San Francisco Order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence publishes Play Fair!, the first pamphlet on safer sex for gay men, and distributes 16,000 copies at the International Lesbian & Gay Freedom Day Parade. (1982)