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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. AIDS.gov asked Andrew Hattori, SFAF’s Director of Marketing &…

Your HIV Experience Can Motivate Others: #mypositivespin

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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 AIDS.gov at the U.S. Conference on AIDS!

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

Highlights – Pew Research Report: Mobile Messaging and Social Media 2015

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AIDS.gov continually monitors digital research and tools that can improve the way we share health information. Today we present highlights from the Pew Mobile Messaging and Social Media 2015 Report about how different demographics are using social media platforms.We hope this will help inform your communications planning efforts and help you engage with your audiences…

Be a Part of the NIH Digital Summit on October 19th

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Have you heard? You can join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Digital Summit on October 19th. The free, day-long event will highlight “how digital is being used by government agencies, clinicians, [caregivers], scientists, patients, and the public to communicate information on health and science.”   Digital tools and technology are changing rapidly. At AIDS.gov, we…

TBT: Ryan White Grantees Help People with HIV #GetCovered

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It’s Throwback Thursday (TBT)! And with the 25th anniversary of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program approaching on August 18, we are reminded of this excellent video of how Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees assisted their clients to enroll in affordable, quality health coverage through the Marketplace during the 2014 enrollment period. The open enrollment period…

New Resources to Assist Ryan White Client Enroll In and Use Health Coverage

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The Affordable Care Enrollment (ACE) TA Center  has released two new resources to help Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients enroll in and use their new health coverage. Download and share these resources! Making the Most of Your Coverage—Health insurance can be confusing for everyone, especially if you’ve recently enrolled in coverage for the first time….

NEW digital products! National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020

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On Thursday, July 30, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy released its update to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Below are digital tools to carry our efforts forward to 2020. We encourage you to read the document: National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 [PDF 2.17MB]. The updated Strategy is also accompanied by: President Obama’s Executive…