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Text Messaging for HIV Appointment and Medication Reminders – Part I

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We’ve discussed some of the uses of text messaging (also known as Short Messaging Service , or SMS) for HIV prevention and testing in previous posts (“R U Texting?” and “Texting 4 Health”). For the next few posts we’ll concentrate on using text messages for appointment and medication reminders. More and more clients are choosing…

HIV Travel Policy

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The AIDS.gov blog focuses on using new media in response to HIV/AIDS—but we frequently get questions about HHS’ policies related to HIV/AIDS. To respond to this need, we are creating a new biweekly post that will provide a paragraph about Federal HIV/AIDS issues and policies. This week’s post covers questions about the U.S. policy on…

Responding to HIV in the Native Community: Part II

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Indian Country Today Audio Recordings We discussed HIV and AIDS among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in our previous post, and talked about what we know and don’t know about AI/AN new media access. This week we want to share additional insights from members of The Native Capacity Building Assistance Providers’ Network, and highlight…

Responding to HIV in the Native Community: Part I

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Indian Health Service HIV/AIDS Program Last week, we gave a presentation on new media and American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) to the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS) at the Indian Health Service. As Captain Scott Giberson, IHS HIV Principal Consultant, and Lt. Commander Dwayne Jarman, IHS Prevention Specialist, told us, “IHS is…

Reflections on Our One-Year Anniversary

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On our one-year blogging anniversary, the AIDS.gov team wants to share with you some important things we’ve learned about new media and how we can use it in response to HIV and AIDS. First, as we noted in last week’s post, we’ve found that people living with HIV and AIDS are already using the Internet…

Looking Back: Lessons learned from the AIDS.gov team

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This has been a busy year for AIDS.gov! We have learned along with you about the potential of using new media to respond to HIV. You’ve told us how you are using new media – sharing the challenges you’ve faced and the lessons you’ve learned. This week we turn the tables – what have we…

Happy, Healthy eHolidays: Using e-cards to connect and inform

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Season’s greetings from AIDS.gov! As the year comes to a close, we’ve been enjoying the e-cards arriving in our e-mail inboxes. But what are e-cards? And – aside from connecting us with friends and colleagues – how can we use them to respond to HIV? We looked to Ann Aiken, Health Communications Specialist at the…

Picture This: Intro to Photo Sharing for HIV/AIDS

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A photograph can send a powerful message. Photo sharing has become an important new media tool that allows you not only to upload, store, and organize your photos, but also allows you to tag, share, and discuss them with your online community. Once again, we turn to Common Craft to explain “Online Photo Sharing in…