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World AIDS Day 2016

AVERT HIV timeline

To mark AVERT’s 30th anniversary, along with World AIDS Day 2016, we created an interactive online timeline for you to read, see, hear and explore how things have changed over the past four decades of the HIV epidemic.

The HIV epidemic began with fear, helplessness and death as the world faced a new virus that preyed on misunderstanding and marginalisation. But a lot has changed.
                                    
Scientific advances have enabled people with access to treatment to live long and healthy lives with HIV. At the same time, advocacy and campaigning have raised awareness and understanding of what’s possible, and of the inequalities around the world. These inequalities continue to make it a challenge to access the tools and information to prevent HIV, and to provide support and treatment for those living with HIV, in many part of the world.

For many there is a lot to celebrate today. Alongside the worst of human nature we have also seen the best, with a uniquely strong global response to beat HIV. But in most places HIV is still shrouded in stigma and discrimination, and a cure for HIV remains stubbornly out of reach.

How you can get involved

Visit the AVERT timeline to:

  • read, watch and hear about the events that have changed millions of lives
  • investigate the data and what it means for people living around the world
  • explore different themes
  • learn about the unprecedented global response to tackling HIV
  • search and filter to find relevant information and content
  • share interesting milestones and data with your networks, family and friends

and then… spread the word with resources from our toolkit.

Toolkit

Download our PDF about the AVERT timeline.

Download our facts for sharing on social media:

1959 HIV timeline fact

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1983 HIV timeline fact

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1988 HIV timeline fact

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2001 HIV timeline fact

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2010 HIV timeline fact

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2013 HIV timeline fact

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Suggested tweets

Discover the global and historical impact of the HIV epidemic with the @AVERT_org #HIVtimeline for #WorldAIDSDay http://www.avert.org/timeline

Explore events in the history of HIV and how things have changed with the @AVERT_org #HIVtimeline. #WorldAIDSDay http://www.avert.org/timeline 

New #HIVtimeline by @AVERT_org lets you explore the history of the epidemic through videos, photos, audio and data http://www.avert.org/timeline 

Explore the history of HIV and the people and places affected with @AVERT_org’s #HIVtimeline for #WorldAIDSDay http://www.avert.org/timeline 

Suggested Facebook posts

Explore @AVERT's new #HIVtimeline of the HIV epidemic - read, watch and hear about the events that changed millions of lives around the world! #WorldAIDSDay http://www.avert.org/timeline 

How has HIV changed the world? @AVERT's new #HIVtimeline lets you explore the global impact of the epidemic, through videos, photos, audio and data. #WorldAIDSDay http://www.avert.org/timeline

@AVERT have just launched an interactive #HIVtimeline  for #WorldAIDSDay. Explore the history of the epidemic and discover how HIV has shaped our world. http://www.avert.org/timeline

Discover the history of the HIV epidemic and its impact on the world, with the new #HIVtimeline by @AVERT. http://www.avert.org/timeline 

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AVERT HIV timeline

We want the timeline to be a living resource, so please send us your comments and suggestions for how it can continue to be developed and improved: [email protected]  

Last full review: 
23 November 2016

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Last updated:
01 May 2018
Last full review:
23 November 2016