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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…

NAESM 2016: #LIVEIT #BEIT #OWNIT

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The National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities (NAESM) has served the HIV community for almost 25 years–and we wanted to highlight their conference, the National African American Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and Other Disparities, which is currently underway in Los Angeles (through January 24). The conference is expected to draw a new generation of…

ICYMI – HHS Seeks Info on Non-Federal Efforts to Address Viral Hepatitis in the U.S.

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Last month, HHS published a Request for Information (RFI) seeking information on non-Federal activities that support the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. Non-federal stakeholders play a vital role in achieving our national goals for viral hepatitis prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment. Information collected in response to this RFI will…

State of the Union & Digital Tools

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Every Tuesday, we blog about how to use social media tools. Yesterday, we cross-posted White House blogs on how they are using social media tools to extend the reach of their work and make it possible for people across the U.S. to connect and engage in policy discussions, including those around the State of the Union address….

New EEOC Publication on HIV/AIDS and Employment Discrimination

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To help educate job applicants and employees living with HIV of their employment non-discrimination rights, late last month the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a new publication, “What You Should Know About HIV/AIDS and Employment Discrimination.” The EEOC, which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, had committed to developing and disseminating such materials…