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Virtual Office Hours: Personalized Social Media Training

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Want to learn how to make a video with a free app called Adobe Voice? Sign up for Virtual Office Hours and we’ll walk you through the process of using your smartphone to do just that! Virtual Office Hours is our biweekly, free, phone-based social media training– because we know a little help can go…

Social Workers: Go Social!

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The  28th Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS will be held in Minneapolis on May 26-29.  Dr. Vince Lynch founded this Conference in 1988 and this year’s event will be the last one he organizes and chairs before retiring in early 2017. Dr. Russell “Rusty” Bennett will succeed him as Chair. The Conference has been…

SAMHSA Announces Availability of $33M to Integrate HIV Services into Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment Programs for Women

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Editor’s Note: This announcement previously stated a funding amount of $11 million. It has been revised upon SAMHSA’s corrected funding availability of $33 million. Please see the below press release for more details.  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016…

Digital Media: Making The History of HIV/AIDS More Accessible

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We are increasingly called to present information and educate audiences using small chunks of text that fit in Twitter’s 140-character limit, or that work well as Facebook status posts. One of the ways we attempt to do this is through our History of HIV/AIDS Timeline—one of the most-visited pages on the AIDS.gov site. The timeline…

Tweeting for Heart Health

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Today we highlight a Twitter chat that will focus on an area of concern in the HIV community: cardiovascular health. That chat will take place at 1:00 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Prior studies have shown that HIV-infected individuals are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, and our knowledge of heart health…

Safer Internet Day

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If we want to use digital tools effectively, we have to use them responsibly—so we wanted to share with you that today is Safer Internet Day, an awareness-raising campaign that started in Europe more than a decade ago and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries. Safer Internet Day gained official recognition in the…

#mypositivespin – helping address stigma in the Black community

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Last March, we launched the digital storytelling project, Positive Spin to continue to raise awareness and understanding of the HIV care continuum. Given the disproportionate impact of HIV on young Black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and our ongoing commitment to using new media tools in HIV efforts, Positive…

ICYMI – White House’s Brooks Discusses 2016 Priorities for Implementing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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In case you missed it, in a recent blog post and series of brief video conversations , Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), shared his thoughts about priorities for advancing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in 2016. In his video conversations with OMB’s Jamal Brown, Mr. Brooks…