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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 

World AIDS Day Federal Conference Call: Voices of Senior Leaders, Staff, and Grantees

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Last week we sponsored a World AIDS Day conference call for Federal staff and grantees who work on HIV/AIDS issues. Speakers on the call included senior HIV leaders from the White House and the Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, State, and Veterans Affairs. Approximately 900 sites worldwide (representing well over…

Highlights from the 2009 U.S. Conference on AIDS

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Co-authored by Jennie Anderson, Josie Halpern-Finnerty, and Michelle Samplin-Salgado JoAnne Keatley , UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender HIV Prevention delivers the opening plenary remarks at USCA We just got back from the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) , sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) , and are feeling very energized. There…

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and the Internet

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Understanding how gay and bisexual men are using the Internet and its impact on HIV transmission, testing, and care is critical. Sunday, September 27, is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD), which National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) and its partners originated and sponsor. NAPWA is using the Internet to support this day…

Widgets in Action

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The New York State AIDS Institute created a widget to link over 200 New York emergency room departments to HIV/AIDS information . Doctors can use this “one-stop shop” approach to better assess and treat patients exposed to HIV. Since widgets continually update with the most current medical recommendations, they can be both efficient and effective…

H1N1 Flu and HIV Webinar Highlights

H1N1 and HIV Webinar

Nearly 850 participants joined AIDS.gov online and/or via conference call last week to hear from leading experts and local grantees about H1N1 Preparedness and HIV. On the webinar we heard from our Federal colleagues, CDC’s Dr. John Brooks, and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Dr. Elizabeth Higgs, along with Ryan White grantees such…

World’s Largest Open Scientific Conference on HIV/AIDS Uses New Media Tools

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This weekend approximately 5,000 of the world’s leading scientists, clinicians, public health experts and community leaders will convene in Cape Town, South Africa, for the 5th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention (IAS 2009) to “examine the latest developments in HIV-related research, and to explore how scientific advances can—in very practical…

I Know, I Took the Test: My HIV Testing Story

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National HIV Testing Day was last Saturday. All month we've encouraged people to listen to real stories from real people about what taking an HIV test means to them. We used a widget to show short videos of both HIV+ and HIV- people sharing their stories about getting tested. And as we moved towards the…

National HIV Testing Day – A message from President Obama

National HIV Testing Day from President Obama

Throughout the month of June, we've been asking people to share their HIV testing stories. Today, in recognition of National HIV Testing Day, President Obama released a special video message about the importance of HIV testing and his own experiences getting an HIV test in Kenya. The White House has used Twitter , YouTube and…

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