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Miguel Gomez

Director, AIDS.gov, and Senior Communications Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

Tweetup Discussion at IAC

Tweetup

Co-authored by Michelle Samplin-Salgado, AIDS.gov New Media Strategist Early before the start of the International AIDS Conference Scott Sanders, who provides lead communications support to the International AIDS Society, organized a “Tweetup” for individuals tweeting from the conference. Some represented organizations such as UNAIDS (@UNAIDS) , amFar(@amfAR) , Doctors without Borders (@MSH_IAC) , AIDS Atlas…

International AIDS Conference in Vienna Starts Tomorrow

Red Ribbon on Parliament Building in Vienna

Co-authored by Michelle Samplin-Salgado, AIDS.gov New Media Strategist The 18th International AIDS Conference (IAC) starts tomorrow in Vienna. We sent our very first tweet from IAC in Mexico City two years ago and we’ve come a long way since then. For this year’s conference, we’ve created a website where you can search the more than…

Pew Internet & American Life Project: Leveraging Social Media and the Mobile Internet in Health Messaging

Susannah Fox

Last week the Pew Internet & American Life Project published a report about mobile access . They found that more and more people are using their mobile phones, laptops, and other wireless devices to access the Internet. People who own a cell phone are also more likely to use it for activities other than talking,…

Healthy People 2020: Interview with Penny Slade-Sawyer

Developing Healthy People 2020

The Healthy People Initiative provides a framework to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and establishes national goals to reduce them. We asked Rear Admiral Penny Slade-Sawyer from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion to explain why Healthy People is important to the HIV/AIDS community. She also told us how HHS…

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Conference Call: Updates on ADAP from HRSA/HAB

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On Tuesday, July 29, the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) held a conference call for PACHA members and the public. During the call, Dr. Deborah Parham-Hopson, Associate Administrator for HIV/AIDS, Health Resources and Services Administration at HHS, provided an update on the waiting lists for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), a government program…

Today is National HIV Testing Day: Take the Test, Take Control

June 26 - National HIV Testing Day

Today, June 27, is National HIV Testing Day. The CDC estimates that approximately 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV; of these, an estimated 21% do not know their status. As President Obama said in his 2010 press statement about National HIV Testing Day, “I would like to renew my call for all Americans to…

Highlights from the Mobile Health 2010 Conference

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We recently had the pleasure of attending the Mobile Health 2010 Conference at Stanford University. The purpose of the conference was simple: “[to] highlight how today’s mobile technology can improve the health of everyday people.” We were honored to co-host the conference, and to present some of our thoughts on mobile planning for AIDS.gov. Our…

May 18: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

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May 18, 2010 will mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD), an annual observance day that recognizes the thousands of volunteers, community leaders, health professionals, and scientists that work to develop a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) – the Federal sponsor for HVAD – hopes the…

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