Digital Media: Making The History of HIV/AIDS More Accessible

Content From: HIV.govPublished: March 01, 20161 min read



We are increasingly called to present information and educate audiences using small chunks of text that fit in Twitter’s 140-character limit, or that work well as Facebook status posts.

One of the ways we attempt to do this is through our History of HIV/AIDS Timeline—one of the most-visited pages on the site. The timeline is a resource that distills information about the epidemic into short, pithy statements you can quote for your social media audiences.

It begins with the publication of the first report December 2015 exhibit: Then and Now: 35 Years of HIV/AIDSExit Disclaimer.

As we approach the 35th anniversary of that first report, we hope you will take advantage of the wealth of history the timeline offers to educate your digital followers about how far we’ve come since the early days of the epidemic!

You can view the timeline online or download it as a PDF .