The CDC’s Act Against AIDS Launches First Disease-Specific CDC Instagram Account

The Center for Disease Control recently launched its Act Against AIDS (AAA) Instagram account. Started in 2009, AAA focuses on raising awareness of HIV among all Americans and reducing the risk of infection among the hardest-hit populations. The AAA account is the second Instagram account at CDC and is the only disease-specific account in the agency.

The AAA Instagram account will share photos and videos to “show” what AAA is doing to combat HIV while highlighting the people involved across the initiative to reach partners and populations at greater risk of HIV. This new Instagram page joins AAA’s suite of social media accounts, including Act Against AIDS on Facebookand @talkHIV on Twitter. CDC would like to encourage everyone to support AAA by following @actagainstaids on Instagram.

Following AAA on Instagram can be done in four easy steps:

— Download and install the Instagram app onto your mobile device (if you don’t already have it). The app is available for free and can be downloaded from your device’s app store.

— Create an Instagram account, or login if you already have one. You can also login using your Facebook account if you prefer.

— Search for the AAA Instagram account. This can be done by opening the app, tapping the magnifying glass icon, and typing in “actagainstaids” in the search bar. Tap on the AAA account icon in the search results to view the AAA Instagram page.

— Tap the “+ FOLLOW” button on the AAA page to follow the campaign Instagram feed. This will allow you the campaign’s Instagram activity to automatically populate onto your main Instagram feed.