A World AIDS Day Reading List

World AIDS Day happens every year in December to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic and remember those who have lost their lives to the disease. It’s a good time to pick up a book or four about the history of HIV/AIDS. There are so many wonderful, heartbreaking, and informative books about HIV/AIDS out there—it’s hard to narrow down the list! These seven focus mostly on the AIDS crisis in the US. They include LGBTQIA memoirs, novels starring HIV positive characters, and histories written by those who lived through the AIDS crisis. These seven books will certainly help you brush up on your World AIDS Day history, but they’re also full of inspiring stories about the bravery and determination of ordinary citizens in the face of a terrifying crisis—worth a read any time of year.