September 13, 2016 HIV/AIDS Timeline originally posted this timeline in 2011 to highlight milestones of the 30th anniversary of the first reports of what became known as AIDS. Updated with entries through 2016, the timeline reflects the history of the domestic epidemic from its origins in illness, fear, and death to our present, hope-filled years. As we gear up for #2016USCA this week, it is important to know the history of the epidemic, what progress we’ve made and how much more if left to do. Check out the HIV/AIDS Timeline.