Life Expectancy Increases for Persons Living with HIVLongtime AIDS Survivor Jim Chud Dies30th Anniversary of World AIDS DayPerformance Artist & HIV Educator Antron-Reshaud Olukayode DiesAmerica’s Black MSM Show Higher HIV Prevalence of Any NationCDC Reports Significant Decline in Death Rates in African AmericansAPLA Founder Matt Redman DiesActress Alexis Arquette DiesOnly 20% of Sexually Active High School Students Test for HIVHIV Diagnoses Drop 19% from 2005 to 2014UNAIDS: Nearly 16 Million Accessing Retroviral TreatmentOnly 30% of HIV-Positive People Have ‘Virus Under Control’Southern States Become New U.S. Epicenter of HIV‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ Steve Moore DiesUNAIDS: Steep Drop in HIV in Low-to-Middle Income CountriesSean Sasser, Former Partner of MTV’s Pedro Zamora, DiesUNAIDS Estimates Over 35M People Living With HIV2.3 Million Newly Infected, 1.6 Million Die of AIDS in 2012NYC Activist Spencer Cox DiesRobert Frascino — Doctor and HIV/AIDS Activist — DiesVogue Inventor Paris Dupree DiesRecord Numbers Worldwide Receiving Antiretroviral TherapyUNAIDS Reports Significant Decline in HIV InfectionsWashington DC Reports HIV Rate Higher than West AfricaAIDS Denialist Christine Maggiore DiesOver 565,000 U.S. Deaths From AIDSSocial Justice Leader Ferd Eggan DiesActivist & Clinton Advisor Bob Hattoy DiesNYC Dancer & Choreographer Willi Ninja Dies25th Anniversary of Initial AIDS Cases700,000 in Developing Countries Receive Antiretroviral TherapiesSon of South African Leader Nelson Mandela DiesGhana’s Kiki Djan — Keyboardist for Osibisa — DiesDancer-Actor Gene Anthony Ray of ‘Fame’ DiesTony & Emmy Award-winning Actor Michael Jeter DiesFashion & Celebrity Photographer Herb Ritts Dies10 Million People Aged 15-24, Worldwide, Live With HIVDozens of Countries Suffer from HIV/AIDS SpreadHIV/AIDS Tops Causes of Death in Sub-Saharan AfricaRobbin Crosby — Guitarist of Glam-Rock Band Ratt — DiesLance Loud of PBS’s ‘American Family’ DiesStephen Gendin — AIDS Activist Icon — DiesAIDS Activist Kiyoshi Kuromiya DiesIsraeli Star Ofra Haza DiesAIDS Becomes Number One Killer in AfricaSingaporean Activist Paddy Chew DiesBay Area AIDS Activist Reggie Williams DiesGugu Dlamini Killed by Neighbors in South AfricaBay Area Civil Rights Lawyer Thomas Steel DiesNearly Half of U.S. AIDS Deaths are in Black PopulationActor-Screenwriter Murray Salem DiesWorldwide Total of AIDS Cases Grow to 30 MillionAfrobeat Star & Activist Fela Kuti Dies‘Heat of the Night’ Actor Howard Rollins diesLA Musician Paul Delph DiesDominican Actress-Activist Ilka Tanya Payán DiesPoet & AIDS Activist Essex Hemphill DiesMore than 500,000 AIDS Cases Reported to CDCSan Diegan AIDS Activist James Thompson DiesAuthor & Activist Steven Corbin DiesTV-Film-Stage Actor Richard Frank DiesWeHo Deputy Bruce Boland DiesChinese AIDS Activist & Disc Jockey JJ Chan DiesNative American Opera Singer White Eagle DiesSteve Silver — Creator of ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ — DiesMajor League Player Glenn Burke DiesBroadway Dancer-Actor Tony Azito DiesRapper Eazy-E DiesWriter-Activist Paul Monette DiesSan Francisco Political Organizer Scott Smith DiesBay Area AIDS Fundraiser Joseph Hollinger DiesC+C Music Factory’s David Cole DiesDisney Exec Gary Kalkin DiesAIDS Becomes Leading Killer of Americans Aged 25-44Pediatric AIDS Activist Elizabeth Glaser DiesActivist & Reality TV Star Pedro Zamora Dies‘Radical Faerie’ Barry Cundiff DiesNYC Poet-Performer Assotto Saint DiesLawyer & AIDS Activist Stephen C. Smith DiesProducer-Songwriter Dan Hartman Dies‘Dallas’ Actor Dack Rambo DiesAuthor-Journalist Randy Shilts DiesPioneer of AIDS Activism Michael Callen DiesGay Journalist John Rowberry DiesBadlands singer Ray Gillen diesFilm Director Emile Ardolino DiesSan Francisco Activist Joan Baker DiesPortland Legislative Aide Keeston Lowery DiesRoy London — Influencial Acting Teacher — DiesLA Shanti Founder Daniel P. Warner DiesLA Activist & Commissioner Rand Schrader Dies‘Soul Train Music Awards’ Producer Anthony Sabatino DiesRick Redewill — Owner of San Francisco’s Lone Star Saloon — DiesWest Hollywood Pharmacy Owner Loyd Tittle DiesTennis Star Arthur Ashe DiesSOMA Event Producer Jerry Vallaire DiesClub Pianist Frank Banks DiesBallet Dancer Rudolf Nureyev DiesEZTV Founder John Dorr Dies#1 Cause of Death for Young Adult Men is AIDSFlorida Teenager Ricky Ray DiesBisexual Activist David Lourea DiesMr. International Leather of 1983 DiesSpanish Illustrator Juan Suárez Botas DiesAlexis Sorel — Radical Faerie from Columbia — DiesAIDS Awareness Advocate Alison Gertz DiesActivist & Fundraiser Randall Klose DiesRoger ‘Jim” Thompson — Bay Area Craftsman — DiesBroadway Showman & Songwriter Peter Allen DiesRobert Pruzan — Bay Area Photographer — DiesBrady Bunch’s Robert Reed DiesWest Hollywood Activist Edward Riney DiesScience Fiction Writer Isaac Asimov DiesActivist Clinton Hockenberry DiesLavender Hill Mob’s Martin Robinson DiesFashion Icon Tina Chow DiesTheater Director A.J. Antoon DiesMuppeteer Richard Hunt DiesSan Francisco Leatherman & Artist ‘Cirby’ DiesKimberly Bergalis — Focus of Testing Debate — DiesSacramento Activist Stan Hadden DiesPaul Martin Heltsley — San Francisco Writer-Editor — DiesPerformer Freddie Mercury DiesNavy Vet & Leatherman Robert Douty Dies‘Well, bye-bye y’all’: Activist Belinda Mason DiesSan Francisco Drag Performer Tippi / Erik Mead DiesSan Francisco AIDS Activist Zach Long DiesSteven Grossman — Singer-Songwriter of ‘Caravan Tonight’ — DiesDrag Performer Doris Fish / Philip Mills DiesThomas Hannan — Opera Singer & AIDS Activist — DiesA Chorus Line’s Nicholas Dante Dies‘Predator’ Actor Kevin Peter Hall DiesDisney Lyricist Howard Ashman DiesTrans Author-Activist Lou Graydon Sullivan DiesBallet Dancer Burton Taylor DiesBay Area Dancer Antonio Mendes DiesSan Francisco Playwright Robert Chesley DiesVideo Artist-Activist Ray Navarro DiesFilm Historian Vito Russo DiesActor-Singer Ray Stephens DiesRock Musician Tom Fogerty DiesSan Francisco Business Owner James Heady DiesBay Area AIDS Fundraiser David Lewis DiesBobby DeBarge, of R&B Band DeBarge, DiesPerformer Ethyl Eichelberger DiesBrazilian Rock Star Cazuza DiesBay Area Comedian Jim Samuels DiesPaul Giovanni — Composer for ‘Wicker Man’ Soundtrack — DiesNYC Fashion Illustrator George Stavrinos DiesNYC Dancer Demian ‘D-Man’ Acquavella DiesSan Francisco Playwright-Actor Dan Turner DiesActor Franklyn Seales DiesIvy League Professor John J. Winkler DiesTeen Activist Ryan White DiesIconic Fashion Designer Halston DiesActor Stephan Burns of ‘The Thorn Birds’ DiesArtist Keith Haring DiesFilmmaker Bill Sherwood DiesTheater Director Leland Moss DiesFashion Trailblazer Patrick Kelly DiesChoreographer & Activist Alvin Ailey DiesAIDS-Care Activist Chris Brownlie DiesFrench Actor Rémi Laurent DiesCult Movie Icon Cookie Mueller DiesCynthia Slater — Founder of Society of Janus — DiesStage & Film Actor Michael Carmine DiesActor Paul Shenar DiesDrummer Movie Critic Kenny Lackey DiesFashion Designer Angel Estrada DiesAIDS Cases in U.S. Reaches 100,000Amanda Blake — TV’s Miss Kitty on ‘Gunsmoke’ — DiesNASCAR Driver Tim Richmond DiesStudio 54 Creator Steve Rubell DiesGeoff Mains — Author of ‘Urban Aboriginals’ — DiesTV Soap Villain Christopher Bernau DiesPlaywright James Kirkwood Jr. DiesBay Area Classical Singer Elwood Thornton DiesVisual AIDS Founder William Olander DiesTV-Film Actor Merritt Butrick DiesDr. Richard Hamilton — Bay Area Doctor — DiesPhotographer Robert Mapplethorpe DiesWHO Estimates Total AIDS Cases Worldwide at 400,000Pediatric Cases Grow to 1,440, with Blacks & Hispanics at 76%Dancer-Choreographer James Tyler DiesNYT Fashion Columnist John Duka DiesClaude Duvall — Founder of Noh Oratorio Society — DiesActivist-Author Joseph Beam DiesTV News Anchor Max Robinson DiesSinger-Performer Sylvester DiesGay GOP Activist Duke Armstrong DiesActor Timothy Patrick Murphy DiesPunk Vocalist John Morris (aka Black Randy) DiesSan Francisco Ballet Dancer Peter Childers DiesEntertainer Wayland Flowers DiesConcert Pianist David Anthony Keith Dies‘Father of West Hollywood’ Ron Stone Dies‘Boys in the Band’ Actor Leonard Frey DiesAngels of Light Founder Rodney Price DiesBay Area Theater Designer Jesse Hollis DiesColin Higgins — Screenwriter of ‘Harold & Maude’ — DiesSan Francisco Actor Tommy Pace DiesStage & Film Actor Anthony Holland DiesGerman Actor Kurt Raab DiesOpera Conductor Andrew Meltzer DiesSociety of Janus Editor Mark Joplin DiesFlamenco Dancer Cruz Luna DiesClassical Pianist Youri Egorov DiesNYC Choreographer Arnie Zane DiesBay Area Artist Chuck Arnett DiesSan Francisco Dancer-Teacher Joah Lowe DiesLGBTQ Political Leader Shelley Andelson DiesHollywood UMC Member Lyle Loder DiesWashington Ballet Choreographer Goh Choo San DiesAdvocate & Educator Frederick Garnett DiesMost Americans Cite AIDS as World’s Most Urgent Health IssueCost of Ongoing AIDS Treatment Estimated at $50 BillionGay Cinema Pioneer Arthur J. Bressan Jr. DiesGay Games Founder Tom Waddell DiesSan Francisco Ballet Dancer Sean O’Neill DiesBroadway Director Michael Bennett DiesHustler Publisher Althea Flynt DiesRidiculous Theatrical Company’s Charles Ludlam DiesGMHC President Paul Popham DiesFashion Designer Willi Smith DiesFashion Illustrator Antonio Lopez DiesSacramento Musician Neal Lo Monaco DiesPianist-Showman Liberace DiesBay Area Actor-Director Chuck Solomon DiesBay Area Opera Director Arthur Conrad DiesFilm Actor Marcelino Sánchez DiesBlack & Latinx Cases Grow at Higher RateAPLA Founder Nancy Cole Sawaya DiesBay Area Actor-Director Raymond Tasco DiesHistorian Anthony Herschel Perles DiesNYC Interior Designer Robin Jacobsen DiesSan Francisco Actor-Drummer Chaz Watson DiesCelebrity Make-Up Artist Way Bandy DiesNotorious Lawyer Roy Cohn DiesFashion Designer Perry Ellis DiesHerman George — Costume Designer for ‘Babylon’ — DiesDancer-Choreographer Ed Mock DiesComic Actor Stephen Stucker DiesFilm Actor Barry Robins DiesAward-winning Lyricist Howard Greenfield DiesAIDS Hospice Founder & Publisher Charles Lee Morris DiesGlobal Scope of Epidemic Becomes EvidentInfant Dwight Burk DiesB-52s Guitarist Ricky Wilson DiesFilm Legend Rock Hudson Dies‘From the Pines with Love’ Raises $200k for Aids Medical FoundationAIDS Infections Reach 10,000, per CDC HeadcountMusical Director James Thomason-Bergner DiesLawrence ‘La-La’ Beach — Owner of SF’s Balcony — DiesEarly AIDS Activist Roger Lyon DiesEarly AIDS/KS Activist Bobbi Campbell DiesCalvin Hampton — Organist for Calvary Episcopal Church — DiesFrench Philosopher Michel Foucault DiesPortugese Pop Star António Variações DiesEarly AIDS Activist Anthony J. Ferrara DiesSan Francisco Dancer Charles Butts DiesTheatre Rhinoceros Founder Allan Estes DiesU.S. Military Veteran Dennis Yount DiesDancer-Choreographer Bill Kendall DiesCanadian flight Attendant Gaëtan Dugas DiesSan Francisco Actor-Singer John Ponyman DiesAIDS Patient Flown from Florida to California & ‘Dumped’Singer-Performer Klaus Nomi DiesSinger-Musician Jobriath DiesKen Ramsauer – First Person with AIDS on TV – Memorialized in Central ParkReport of Infant Diagnosed with AIDS following Blood TransfusionCDC Reports Additional Pediatric CasesCDC Issues First Report on Pediatric AIDS Case by TransfusionMusician & Producer Patrick Cowley DiesJimmy Howell – Bay Area Dance Teacher – DiesTerrence Higgins – Hansard Reporter in UK – DiesStonewall President Kenneth Schnorr DiesKen Horne Dies of Kaposi’s Sarcoma in San Francisco‘Patient D’ Dies at NIH Facility