HIV Long-Term Survivors Day
This day honors all Americans who identify as long-term survivors of HIV. (June 5, 1981, marks the first official reporting of what would come to be known as the AIDS epidemic.) HLTSAD raises awareness about long-term survivors and makes sure they continue to be included in the ongoing HIV conversation. For those still alive who contracted the virus at the beginning of the epidemic, things have greatly changed. This day reminds them they are still important.