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Deb LeBel

Partnerships Specialist, AIDS.gov 

Eight Digital Resources for National HIV Testing Day 2015

June 26 - National HIV Testing Day

June 27 is the 20th annual observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). Over the years, the emergence of digital tools has created new ways to communicate about the importance of knowing your HIV status—which is the first step toward living healthy if you have HIV. Here is a selection of Federal resources to help…

Digital Communication and National HIV/AIDS Long‐Term Survivor Awareness Day

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National HIV/AIDS Long‐Term Survivor Awareness Day (NHALTSAD) will be observed on June 5, 2015 – the day in 1981 when the first report of what would come to be known as “AIDS” appeared in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The AIDS.gov team talked with the NHALTSAD lead organizer, Tez Anderson, about how he…

Past, Present, and Future: Using Digital Tools to Promote National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Each national HIV/AIDS observance provides a chance to look at how we are communicating about where we stand in our national response to the HIV epidemic. Today, on National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we look at relevant social media tools from the past and present—and we look to the future of our…

Digital Storytelling, Social Media, and More for NYHAAD 2015

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Today’s observance of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (#NYHAAD ) provides our nation with an opportunity to engage young people (and adults) in conversation about the epidemic’s impact on youth. These conversations include sharing stories and facts about the epidemic, and can involve listening to young people and sharing tools for action. This year’s…

Posts, Pins, and Tweets: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2015

HIV in Native Communities

Today’s observance of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) is the ninth annual commemoration. Since the first NNHAAD in 2007, much has changed in digital communications and in our collective response to HIV. To support NNHAAD in 2015, AIDS.gov is using multiple social media platforms: Posts Although it is a relatively new platform, Instagram  is an…

Social Media and Accessibility: Resources to Know

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When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990, there was no Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Since then, the number of social media channels, and their use for communication among all demographics, has grown exponentially. Unfortunately, however, despite newer ways to reach individuals living with disabilities, many individuals in this community face challenges…

Blog Digest: Your one-stop reading about World AIDS Day 2014

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This month, many individuals and organizations in the HIV community were exceptionally busy organizing, attending, and communicating about local, state, regional, national, and international events in observance of World AIDS Day 2014. In case you missed any of our posts leading up to World AIDS Day, we offer a list below (in reverse order). We…

Focus, Partner, Achieve: US Government in Action for World AIDS Day 2014

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World AIDS Day brings staff from across the U.S. Government together to reflect on and extend our contributions to the response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic—both at home and internationally. We wanted you to be aware of key Federal activities for World AIDS Day 2014. White House On December 1, the White House hosted a World…