8 – Eagle Scout Henry Nicols, age 17, goes public with his HIV status at a press conference in Cooperstown, New York, and becomes the first student to disclose his status. (1991)


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10 – National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


10 – The film Life Support, which features Oscar-nominated actress and rapper Queen Latifah as an HIV-positive mother and peer counselor working at an AIDS organization in Brooklyn, premieres on HBO. (2007)


13 – Eighty people living with HIV pose naked for the May cover of POZ, marking the 10th anniversary of the magazine’s publication. (2004)


17 – Jermaine Stewart, an American R&B singer best known for his 1986 hit single “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off,” dies of AIDS-related liver cancer. (1997)


20 – National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day