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How the Administration on Aging Embraced Social Media through Facebook

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In 2009, Facebook’s popularity was escalating and we started to believe that we were missing an important communications opportunity if we didn’t develop an Administration on Aging (AoA) Facebook page.  Before we started planning AoA’s Facebook page , we needed to ask and answer some questions. Who would be our audience and how would they…

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD)

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Today is the 7th annual observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD). This year’s theme reminds us that Aging is a part of life: HIV doesn’t have to be. To further the goals of reducing new cases of HIV among older people and supporting those who are living with HIV, we would like to…

Using Social Media and Technology for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

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If your grandmother were to ask you for your Twitter handle or your grandfather wanted to become your Facebook friend, how would you respond? If you posted or tweeted messages related to HIV or AIDS awareness, education or testing among older adults, would you be willing to share that information with your grandparents? Beyond individual…

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: Recognizing the Challenges of Growing Older with HIV/AIDS

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Today marks the fifth observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day.  It is a day where we recognize that while the progress made in reducing HIV mortality and morbidity is remarkable, people aging with HIV face multiple, unique challenges. By 2015 over half of all people living with HIV in the US will be…

Register Now: The Graying of HIV/AIDS Webinar

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The Administration on Aging (AoA) will host a free webinar “The Graying of HIV/AIDS: Community Resources for the Aging Services Network” on Wednesday January 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Register here. This session will explore community programs and resources associated with positive aging and HIV prevention, including the new AoA Older Adults…

4th National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

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Kathy Greenlee

Written by Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary, HHS Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

When Americans think about HIV, the face they imagine isn’t that of a person who has lived over half a century and beyond. Yet, in 2009, people aged 50 and older accounted for 17% of new HIV diagnoses in 40 states with long-term confidential name-based

As HIV Turns 30, Attention Turns to an Aging Epidemic

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The opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or other Federal agencies. Just two months before the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of HIV in the United States, the Leadership Council…

HHS Region VIII Agencies Convene to Discuss National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation

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With efforts to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) unfolding across the country, we thought it would be valuable to gather our Federal colleagues in this region to identify ways to coordinate and collaborate in our HIV/AIDS-related activities. After all, the NHAS calls for a more coordinated national response to the epidemic. To realize the…