AIDS.GOV | SERVICE LOCATOR | SEARCH

BLOG.AIDS.GOV

MENU

Making the New Media Declaration a Reality

Listen:

Javascript and flash are required to play this audio file.

Download MP3

AIDS.gov New Media Declaration“We call upon the HIV Community to declare that new media and emerging technologies are critical to help us connect, create, listen, learn and engage as we move towards and AIDS-free generation.” – New Media Declaration

This declaration was first made with more than 200 individuals at AIDS 2012 during our satellite session, “The State of New Media and HIV/AIDS.” We continued to hear support for this action during our two workshops at the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) where an additional 200 people read the declaration.

For us at AIDS.gov, this type of action reflects a shift in the response to new media in the HIV community. At both AIDS 2012 and USCA, we observed an increase in participation by administrators and program staff, not just the staff who monitor the website and use new media. This change is helping us move forward because it means that we are beginning to see, as stated in the Federal Digital Strategy, “that building for the future requires us to think beyond programmatic lines.”

All across the U.S., AIDS service organizations are increasing their use of new media to extend the reach of their programs. We are working with our federal and community partners to provide information, support, and technical assistance to assist in the development of new media efforts across the country. At USCA, we partnered with the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) to provide technical assistance during two workshops and at our respective booths. This provided us with opportunities to not only support our partners’ efforts, but to learn and talk with many of you as well.

We heard from several of our colleagues about how they are supporting the declaration by using new media in response to HIV:

  • Daniella Rivera, NMAC , “The State of New Media and HIV/AIDS Assessment Findings”
  • Ingrid Floyd, Iris House, New York, NY, “Project Listen: Who’s Using What New Media Tools, When and How?”
  • Oriol Guiterrez, POZ and TuSalud, “Telling My Story, One Blog, Tweet, and Facebook Post at a Time”
  • Raul Posas, Metro Teen AIDS, Washington, DC, “Youth and New Media: A Case Study”
  • Michael Anderson-Nathe, Cascade AIDS Project, Portland, OR, “Developing a New Media Policy for your Organization”
  • Aisha Moore, AIDS.gov, Washington, DC, “Developing and Implementing Your New Media Strategy”

We’re at a critical moment in the HIV epidemic. Our programs need to use the best tools available. We know new media can help us connect, create, engage, learn, and listen. World AIDS Day is December 1st, so this fall season is an opportune time to incorporate new media tools into your work if you’re just getting started with new media. We are always looking for examples, and we want to hear from you how you’re making this declaration a reality. Leave a comment to let us know.

Comments

  1. i lost a very dear friend several years ago to aids, and i feel
    that we really need to reach the young and older people better to
    abstain from sex until marriage. my friend contracted aids by a one-night stand and he lost his life over it. i also was in the
    military and you would not believe the risky behavior that people
    did and that we had wards of soldiers that had contracted aids while in the service, i know this for a fact because i was in
    medical units during my years of service to my country.

  2. The Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Regional Exchange (SHARE) is a community-driven information and communications hub through which people from across Southern Africa can share and find current information and knowledge on HIV prevention and related health topics.

    It was launched to facilitate knowledge sharing on HIV and AIDS in the Southern African region and is supported by USAID.

    Join a SHARE group today or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

  3. Olusegun Zaccheaus says:

    Please I just want to know how to get this program to Africa, thanks.

  4. AIDS was first clinically observed in 1981 in the United States. The initial cases were a cluster of injection drug users and gay men with no known cause of impaired immunity showed symptoms of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), a rare opportunistic infection that was known to occur in people with very compromised immune systems.Soon thereafter, additional gay men developed a previously rare skin cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS). Many more cases of PCP and KS emerged, alerting U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a CDC task force was formed to monitor the outbreak.

  5. Srinivasan says:

    Is this program available in India too.

  6. in Riau Indonesia has many aids patients, who become the victims were women and children. Hopefully your website is quite helpful to provide information about aids and dangers. Is this program available in India too.. Thanks before to you from Riau Indonesian

  7. The Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Regional Exchange (SHARE) is a community-driven information and communications hub through which people from across Southern Africa can share and find current information and knowledge on HIV prevention and related health topics.

    It was launched to facilitate knowledge sharing on HIV and AIDS in the Southern African region and is supported by USAID.

    Join a SHARE group today or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

  8. Humanitarian Grant Program says:

    Nice info, i enjoy your article…

  9. Berita Terbaru says:

    nice information

  10. jajan pasar says:

    great article, thanks a lot for share. :)

  11. Yakinican says:

    Hopefully your website is quite helpful to provide assistance and information about the dangers of HIV. I hope, hopefully anti HIV virus can be readily found, so that HIV disease can be completely cured.

  12. Very nice web sites.thank you
    Congratulation sir for your essay … it was so good and explanatory

Speak Your Mind

*

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *