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Deb LeBel

Partnerships Specialist, AIDS.gov 

1, 2, 3, 4: Digital Communication for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is just around the corner (October 15). So we’re assessing some tools and resources that inform and support our digital efforts to address the disproportionate impact of HIV on Latinos/Latinas. Digital Tools: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020: In order to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.,…

Digital Resources for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day 2015

To recognize National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD) on September 18, AIDS.gov is sharing facts and digital resources to highlight opportunities to reach out to older adults. Did you know? In just the past few years, we have seen the percentage of people living with HIV who are over the age of 65 increased…

Eight Digital Resources for National HIV Testing Day 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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…