History and timeline

As an advocate it is important to know your history both in your own country and globally.

History can put local issues in context. If you know what went before you can have confidence that the future can be as positive and dramatic.

The following community sites have published HIV timelines that include social, medical and advocacy events. Although much of this is US-based, every country will have it’s own history, including periods of denial and prejudice, HIV positive people organising for their right to care, and more recently, for access to treatment and better treatment.

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HIV history in film

There are many films that include HIV as a subject and the selection below includes different aspects of the history of HIV and activism.