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Speaking Out, Sharing Our Stories: National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. On this observance day, we encourage gay men to speak out about their experiences of living with, or being affected by, HIV. At AIDS.gov, we’ve been proud to share these stories. Through our Positive Spin digital tool, we’ve featured the real stories of gay black men who…

8 Facebook Lives from USCA: Get Them All Right Here

At the recently-concluded U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) in Hollywood, Florida, we used Facebook Live to bring you conversations in real time with federal and community leaders discussing the latest developments and cutting-edge tools in the response to the HIV epidemic. Our Facebook Live conversations covered a wide range of topics, ranging from the implications…

Final USCA 2016 Facebook Live Events Focus on Viral Suppression and Conference Highlights

On the closing day of the 2016 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), September 18, in Hollywood, Florida, AIDS.gov shared more conference highlights via two Facebook Live events. People Living with HIV Discussed What New Science on Viral Suppression Means to Them Dr. Rich Wolitski held a conversation with four other people living with HIV about…

Talking HIV and Aging with Digital Resources #NHAAD

Today is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD). Michelle Scavnicky of The AIDS Institute and her colleagues are the leaders in planning for this observance. We asked Michelle about how she sees digital tools supporting this year’s observance. She told us: “Today, digital tools, including social media, enable local organizers to showcase and promote…

Stigma, Strengthening HIV Prevention and Care for Gay Men of Color, and Social Media Fellows Featured in Facebook Live Events from USCA 2016

As the 2016 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) continued on September 17 in Hollywood, Florida, AIDS.gov shared more conference highlights via three Facebook Live events. PACHA Members Their Work at the Conference and Focus on HIV Stigma Two members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), Scott Shoettes and Gabriel Maldonado, spoke with PACHA’s…

Viral Hepatitis and Indian Health Services Highlights from USCA 2016

During the second day of the 2016 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), AIDS.gov shared more conference highlights via Facebook Live. First, we caught up with Corinna Dan and Mariah Johnson about the viral hepatitis pathway at the conference. Corinna is the Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office…

SMAIF in Spotlight at U.S. Conference on AIDS

As the 2016 U.S. Conference on AIDS got underway in Hollywood, Florida, on September 16, one of the first workshops put a spotlight on several activities supported by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF). Several presentations by federal colleagues and grant recipients demonstrated the reach and impact that SMAIF is having in responding to…

Facebook Live: Opening Day Highlights from 2016 U.S. Conference on AIDS

On the opening day of the 2016 U.S. Conference on AIDS in Hollywood, Florida, we joined Kaye Hayes and Ken Williams for a conversation via Facebook Live. Kaye is the Executive Director of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). Ken is a blogger (“Ken Like Barbie”) , speaker, and activist. Ken’s story is also…