Click on the ribbon. It will lead you to a site that has a cursory timeline for the portrayal of HIV and AIDS in popular culture. For Toobworld, there are clips from 'Law & Order', 'ER', and the HBO TV movies of "And The Band Played On", "Gia", and "Angels In America".
There are also mentions of such facts as:
In its first season alone, 'ER' had eight HIV/AIDS subplots.
'St. Elsewhere' was the first series to have an AIDS related storyline, back in 1983.
Thanks to my TV Trivia buddy JHolst at TV Acres, here are a few TV characters who have passed away from AIDS over the years.....
Michael "Stone" Cates
'Life Goes On'
(I believe there may have been at least one other from the series 'OZ'......)
This is hardly enough to mark this day. It never could be.