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Social Media at the 2010 HIV Prevention Leadership Summit

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2010 HPLS - HIV Prevention Leadership Summit. December 12-15, 2010. Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.

Earlier this month, we attended the 2010 HIV Prevention Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. The Summit brought together grantees funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health departments, community planning group (CPG) members, capacity building assistance providers, community-based organizations, and other interested HIV prevention partners to share innovative strategies…

ONAP Staff: It Gets Better

Brian Bond

Yesterday several White House staff posted a blog and video as part of the ‘It Gets Better‘ project. ‘It Gets Better’ is a national campaign targeting LGBT youth that started in the wake of several high profile suicides. The campaign encourages LGBT youth who may be the subject of discrimination, scorn or ostracization to look…

New York State Department of Health: Breaking Ground in New Media Response to HIV and STIs

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AIDS Institute Department of Health Social Media Forum staff

Earlier this month, we participated in the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute’s forum, Social Media: Going Viral Against HIV and STIs . The room was filled with nearly 300 public health colleagues from across New York who were there to learn and share how they use social media in response to HIV….

Focus on the Transgender Community: Interview with Bamby Salcedo

Bamby Salcedo

As we've discussed in previous posts, the transgender community has been disproportionately affected by HIV, and often faces challenges finding and accessing appropriate services. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy addresses these disparities, starting with the vision that states: The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur,…

Doing Right By World AIDS Day: Putting Community Front and Center

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Aryeh Lebeau

World AIDS Day, December 1, presents a unique challenge to a website such as TheBody.com that is devoted to all things HIV/AIDS year-round. How do we commemorate the day in a way that doesn’t simply rehash the information we disseminate every other day of the year? And how do we make World AIDS Day relevant…

Using Twitter at the HIV Prevention Leadership Summit

Booth at NPIN conference

At CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN), we have embraced social media as a key tool in developing and maintaining strong partnerships. As a CDC project whose purpose includes HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STD, and tuberculosis informational support to prevention partners, stakeholders, and other constituents, we realize the benefits of sharing key messages, new resources, and…

Moving Forward to Implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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In July, the President released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States, the most comprehensive effort to-date to set national priorities for responding to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic with quantitative metrics for measuring our progress. At that time, he also released a Federal Implementation Plan identifying specific action steps for 2010 and 2011 and…

HHS Submits Operational Plan for National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Dr. Ron Valdiserri

Today marks a milestone in our ongoing efforts to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS): The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submitted its NHAS operational plan to the White House. Upon release of the NHAS in July, the President tasked six Federal agencies with lead responsibility for implementing the…