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Top 10 New Media Lessons 2009 & Open Government Initiative

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As 2010 approaches and I look back at 2009, I want to first share some of my new media lessons learned from AIDS.gov. The most important thing that I learned this year is that we still have so much more to learn! The good news is that as the AIDS community learns and uses more…

New Media Use at the New York State Department of Health’s AIDS Institute

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At the CDC’s HIV Prevention Conference last August, I talked with our colleague, Humberto Cruz, about new media and HIV. Humberto is the Director of the AIDS Institute at the New York State Department of Health . I was excited to hear about the AIDS Institute’s adoption of new media — they’ve developed a widget…

amfAR H1N1 Briefing: Interview with Dr. Susan J. Blumenthal

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On December 11, 2009, amfAR sponsored a Congressional briefing on the implications of H1N1 influenza for people living with HIV/AIDS . Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A. Senior Policy and Medical Advisor, amFAR I sat down with Dr. Susan J. Blumenthal, Senior Policy and Medical Advisor for amfAR and former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General, who moderated…

Delivering HIV Testing Messages to the Homeless Through Community Voice Mail

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As mentioned in last week’s post, for this past World AIDS Day, Community Voice Mail (CVM) sent information to tens of thousands of “phoneless” clients about HIV testing resources. For those of you who aren’t familiar, CVM provides a free voice mail box to people in transition without access to a landline or mobile phone….

Dennis deLeon (1948-2009)

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It is with great sadness that we recognize the loss of our friend and colleague, Dennis deLeon, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS , and a staunch ally in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Dennis passed away of heart failure this morning in New York. I was privileged to work with Dennis since the early…

Working Together to Face AIDS: How YOU Took Action for World AIDS Day

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Co-authored by Jennie Anderson and Michelle Samplin-Salgado A month ago, we asked you a question: If a picture says a thousand words, how much would a picture of you holding a sign that says you’re “Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day” say? Could it help end stigma? Promote HIV testing? Your responses overwhelmed and inspired…

Making Strides in HIV Research

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Earlier this week, we commemorated World AIDS Day, a time to examine the progress that the global community has made against the HIV/AIDS global pandemic. While the statistics remain grim—more than 25 million deaths and 33 million people infected worldwide —there are glimmers of hope. Through the work of dedicated scientists, clinicians, and volunteers, the…

Today is World AIDS Day: Turning Remembrance into Action

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Today is World AIDS Day and at AIDS.gov we are pausing to reflect on the importance of this day, to remember the friends that we have lost, and to acknowledge all the people, all of YOU, who are working to respond to HIV and AIDS. Today is a day to remember, but it is also…