These dates are represent milestones in the HIV epidemic and are part of an ongoing art project with Visual AIDS. For more, visit


4 – Results from the first phase of the PARTNER Study show that no person living with HIV who was taking antiretroviral therapy and had an undetectable viral load transmitted HIV to a partner. (2014)

Sex Positeve Richard Berkowitz

8 – Sex Positive, a film about AIDS activist Richard Berkowitz, premieres at the South by Southwest Film Festival. (2008)

10 – Photographer Tseng Kwong Chi dies of AIDS-related complications. (1990)

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

14 – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces the approval of the
first antigen test kit to screen blood donors for HIV. (1996)

20 – National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks(The White House) Istock; (Brooks) HIV.GOV

24 – Douglas Brooks is appointed as the new director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. He is the first African American and the first person living with HIV to hold the position. (2014)

29 - President Ronald Reagan and French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac end an international scientific dispute when they announce that researchers from the United States and France will share credit for the discovery of the AIDS virus. (1987)