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2011 NHPC: Connecting HIV Prevention Professionals through Social Media

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AIDS ribbon with pictures of people. August 14-17, 2011 - Atlanta, Georgia

The 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) will be held in Atlanta, August 14-17. The conference will contribute to achieving the three major goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and these goals are reflected in the conference theme “The Urgency of Now: Reduce incidence. Improve access. Promote equity.” We want you to share your significant…

PACHA to Convene Next Week

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The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) meets on January 27 and 28 in Washington, DC. During next week’s meeting, PACHA will receive an update on the operational plans submitted to the White House by the Federal Departments and Agencies identified as leads in the Strategy. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy tasks PACHA with monitoring the…

National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition’s New Focus: New Media

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According to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, MSM (men who have sex with men) and racial and ethnic minorities are both disproportionately affected by HIV. We spoke with Venton Jones from The National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition (NBGMAC)* about his efforts to use new media to extend the reach of their programs. NBGMAC will be…

Future Federal Directions in Mobile Technology and Health

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Katelyn Sabochik, Audie Atienza

Co-authored by Michele Clark, Managing Director What is the role of mobile technology in Federal government health communication? Where are we going? At last week's Federal HIV/AIDS Web Council (FHAWC) meeting, we asked four of the leading voices in mobile and public health these questions. We heard from the White House, General Services Administration (GSA)…

Stigma – 30 Years Into the Epidemic

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Our colleague Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will appear tonight on "Hope Survives: 30 Years of AIDS," an hour-long special on Anderson Cooper 360° at 9pm ET on CNN. The program will focus on the role stigma continues to play in the spread of HIV, and prevention and…

Building on What Works: U.S. HIV/AIDS Programs Forge Haiti Earthquake Response

Ambassador Eric Goosby

When the tragic earthquake hit Haiti nearly one year ago, the United States government was able to immediately respond thanks in part to the existing health infrastructure. This infrastructure was in place from our years of working with the Haitian government to address Haiti's HIV/AIDS epidemic. Since 2004, the U.S. has been a strong supporter…

Federal HIV/AIDS Web Council: Grateful Collaboration

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FHAWC members at the 2011 annual meeting in Washington, DC.

Co-authored by: Deb LeBel, AIDS.gov Partnerships Specialist, and Cathy Thomas, AIDS.gov Technical Director As we start the New Year, we're launching a series about new media planning. In upcoming weeks we'll be hearing from our community and Federal colleagues about steps they are taking to implement a new media strategy. At AIDS.gov we use new…

Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the State and Local Level

Mario Perez and Marlene McNeese-Ward

Last month, we attended the 2010 HIV Prevention Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. This year’s Summit offered an opportunity to discuss innovative strategies and share lessons learned for enhancing HIV prevention programs. Participants included grantees funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health departments, community planning group (CPG) members,…

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