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Josie Halpern-Finnerty

Project Coordinator, AIDS.gov 

Sharing our Pride and Commitment in the LGBT Community

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Co-authored by Miguel Gomez, AIDS.gov Director As Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month (June) approaches, we want to honor the LGBT community’s role in the response to HIV and share our commitment to combating the stigma and discrimination that still affects many LGBT people. Though we have made progress in addressing homophobia and…

New Avenues for Expression and Engagement with Youth around Sexual Health Information

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Sex::Tech 2010

The Internet Sexuality Information Services, Inc. (ISIS) hosts an annual conference on using technology to increase access to sexual health information among youth — and Sex::Tech is less than two weeks away! As ISIS’ Margaret Lucas told us, "Sex::Tech brings together leaders in the fields of STD/HIV prevention, education, unplanned pregnancy prevention, government and technology…

Working Together to Face AIDS: How YOU Took Action for World AIDS Day

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Co-authored by Jennie Anderson and Michelle Samplin-Salgado A month ago, we asked you a question: If a picture says a thousand words, how much would a picture of you holding a sign that says you’re “Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day” say? Could it help end stigma? Promote HIV testing? Your responses overwhelmed and inspired…

Experimenting in the Social Media Lab at the CDC HIV Prevention Conference

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Last week we shared updates from the 2009 CDC HIV Prevention Conference. While at the conference, we had the opportunity to co-host a Social Media Lab with our CDC colleagues. The Lab was open throughout the conference, and participants were invited to come, sit down in front of a computer, and talk one-on-one or in…

Lights, Camera, Take Action! Making, Watching, and Sharing Videos Online

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Video of International AIDS Society 2009 Conference Session

Over half of internet users watch and download online videos . In the last month, we’ve shared numerous videos with you of individuals talking about the importance of HIV testing through this blog. Today’s post is dedicated to how you can use online videos to respond to HIV—by watching, making, and sharing them! Video of…