Using Video to Tell Your Story: Reflections on 30 Years of AIDS and the One-Year Anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Content From: Miguel Gomez, Director,, and Senior Communications Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesPublished: August 02, 20112 min read


More than half of all internet users have watched and downloaded online videosExit Disclaimer according to the The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life ProjectExit Disclaimer . And over the past few weeks, we’ve shared videos about the importance of HIV testing and the progress that has been made since the first cases of AIDS were reported more than 30 years ago. This month, as we mark the one-year anniversary of the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, we are excited to highlight videos from federal and community partners that illustrate how multimedia can be used to tell and share stories.

The Los Angeles Womens' HIV & AIDS Task Force created two videos to help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and the importance of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

White House Office of National AIDS Policy also created videos to highlight how Federal and community partners are implementing the Strategy.

If you're interested in learning more about making videos or seeing other examples in response to HIV, visit the new media toolkit. Remember, creating your own video can be easy and simple to still be powerful and share your message.

Have you made any HIV/AIDS-related videos? How are you using them to talk about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and progress that has been made over the past 30 years? Leave a comment and let us know!