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Pinterest: Visualizing our Aspirations for the HIV Community

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This week we have a guest New Media post from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, one of our Federal HIV/AIDS Web Council Members. Pinterest is the newest wunderkind in the recent influx of social media tools. Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter all promote a shared community across borders. Pinterest has exploded as a social…

Celebrating International Women’s Day by Investing in Women and Girls

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Co-authored by Melanne Verveer,  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. As we observe Women’s History Month throughout March, we celebrate the work pioneered by advocates, policymakers, and practitioners around the world to advance women’s rights. Promoting the rights of women and addressing gender inequities and gender norms are essential steps to reducing HIV risk and increasing…

President Obama Announces Grant Colfax as New Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy

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The following is from the White House Office of the Press Secretary – for immediate release March 14, 2012 Today, President Obama announced the appointment of one of the nation’s leading public health policy experts as the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). Grant Colfax, MD, Director of the HIV Prevention Section…

CDC Launches ‘Take Charge. Take the Test.

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Today (March 14), during the White House “Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women & Gender Related Health Disparities” event, the newly announced Office of National AIDS Policy Director Dr. Grant Colfax spoke to those gathered at the White House. During his remarks he referred to the CDC’s social marketing HIV testing campaign for women, Take…

Commemorating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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On Wednesday, March 14th at 8:30a.m. EST, please join the White House as we commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  This multi-agency event will discuss the intersection of HIV/AIDS, violence against women, and gender related health disparities. Speakers and panelists will examine the juncture of these three important issues that impact women’s lives both…

Todd Park Named New U.S. Chief Technology Officer

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I’m very excited that President Obama today is appointing Todd Park as the new U.S. Chief Technology Officer, with the important task of applying the newest technology and latest advances to make the Federal government work better for the American people. For nearly three years, Todd has served as CTO of the U.S. Department of…

Lessons Learned from the 2012 Digital Health Communication Extravaganza

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The Digital Health Communication Extravaganza conference was held last month in Orlando, Florida, bringing together health and communications professionals from across the public, private and academic sector. Health communications was the focus of the conference with an emphasis on social media and mobile technology. With all of the different social media platforms and campaigns, success…

Sharing Milestones Online

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As the AIDS.gov blog has often noted, in 2011 the world observed a profound milestone: the 30-year anniversary of the first reported cases of what came to be known as AIDS. To put this milestone in perspective, the journal AIDS Education and Prevention recently published a commentary by Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for…

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