Digital Storytelling on National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Content From: AIDS.govPublished: September 25, 20151 min read



When the first Federal report that, for people living with serious illnesses like HIV, it is important to get information from people who are also living with their condition—making digital storytelling an important outreach tool to promote health and wellness.

For National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (#NGMHAAD), we share Positive Spin, which highlights the true personal experiences of five HIV-positive, gay black men who have successfully navigated the HIV care continuum, from diagnosis to treatment and, ultimately, to viral suppression. Their stories demonstrate that people with HIV who get treatment can live longer, healthier lives and reduce their chances of transmitting the virus.

On National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the impact of HIV on gay and bisexual men remains disproportionately high. But storytelling is a great way to share experiences, encourage others to speak up and defy stigma, and promote HIV testing and treatment. Here are 3 quick steps.