The Coalition for National HIV Awareness Month has established July 2012 as National HIV Awareness Month to re-ignite a national discourse on the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to a coalition statement. The coalition also hopes the awareness month will help create broad-scale public awareness of HIV/AIDS, end HIV stigma and discrimination and engage new stakeholders in the fight against the disease. National HIV Awareness Month is timed to coincide with the International AIDS Conference, slated for July in Washington, DC. This will mark the first time in more than 20 years that the United States has hosted the conference.

To read the coalition statement, click here.