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Text Messaging for HIV Appointment and Medication Reminders – Part II

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Time 2 Do UR Thing

This week, we return to our series on using text messaging for HIV appointment and medication reminders. We are dedicating four posts to this topic, which often comes up in conversations between Miguel Gomez, AIDS.gov’s Director, and AIDS service providers. We recently discussed some of the reasons why an AIDS service organization might want to…

Promoting Routine HIV Testing For National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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During the week leading up to National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day , we reinforce the Federal recommendations for routine HIV testing in healthcare settings. Here’s what the CDC’s Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings say:

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is around the Corner

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: February 7

Of all racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., blacks are the hardest hit by HIV and AIDS. According to the CDC’s Dr. Kevin Fenton, “The latest estimates indicate that while blacks make up just 12 percent of the U.S. population, they account for nearly half of new HIV infections…The harsh reality is that 1…

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…