Preparing for World AIDS Day 2015: Video Message from Dr. Ron Valdiserri

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As the HIV community here in the U.S. and around the globe prepares to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1, we are pleased to share this video message from Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases and Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy for the U.S. Department of…

#GetCovered: Share Your Story

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped millions of Americans—including people at risk for and living with HIV and/or viral hepatitis—access the health care coverage they need to stay healthy. Now, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wants to hear from you. Whether you’ve just enrolled in health coverage through the Health…

Twitter & – Learning and Assessing

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The Status: Every Friday, conducts weekly social media monitoring to assess our “social media engagement .” This practice recently alerted us to a change in our Twitter following. Until the end of July 2015, we were gaining an average of 5,000 – 6,000 new followers each month (a number that accounts for followers we lose…

Upcoming ACA Webinars Highlight Specific Populations

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Several upcoming Affordable Care Act webinars will highlight the 2016 Marketplace open enrollment period and how to engage individuals at risk for and living with HIV, as well as other specific populations. New Tools to Help You Monitor and Improve Enrollment Thursday, October 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET Hosted by HRSA’s Affordable Care Enrollment…

Digital Storytelling on National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


When the first Federal report of what would come to be known as AIDS emerged in 1981, none of the new media tools we use today were available. At that time, you got your news from a printed newspaper or from one of three network television news shows–and the information you got depended on whether…

Using Social Media to Promote Health and Wellness for Gay and Bisexual Men

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The San Francisco AIDS Foundation  (SFAF) will launch – a  new center for health and wellness for gay, bi and trans men – in October. The program brings together the foundation’s free services for sexual health, substance use, and mental health and community engagement and support. asked Andrew Hattori, SFAF’s Director of Marketing &…

Your HIV Experience Can Motivate Others: #mypositivespin


What do Guy, Ken, Patrick, Paul, and Uriah have in common? All five men live with HIV, are virally suppressed, and have chosen to share their inspiring journeys through a digital storytelling initiative, Positive Spin. Each of their stories recounts how difficult it was to face the reality of their diagnosis. “I sat at my desk…

Don’t Miss at the U.S. Conference on AIDS!


The 2015 United States Conference on AIDS is taking place from September 10-13 in Washington, D.C. Here is a snapshot of and federal activities to help you get the most out of the conference. Not attending USCA? will update you as the conference unfolds. USCA Coverage Platform : Updates, tweets, images and more from…