BLOG.AIDS.GOV - Changing to in Spring 2017


Miguel Gomez

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

2009 Flu and HIV

Our nation confronts a serious public health challenge, the 2009 flu outbreak (commonly referred to as “swine flu”). To learn more about the potential impact of this new outbreak on the HIV community we reached out to Richard Wolitski from the CDC and to local HIV care providers across the country. We still have a…

Ready to Share: NAPWA Embraces New Media

Earlier this week, Michelle Samplin-Salgado and I gave a workshop on using new media in response to HIV/AIDS at the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) annual Skills Building Institute for HIV Testing and Awareness Day Events and Campaigns. The Institute is part of NAPWA’s “Mobilized to Succeed” initiative. It was an honor to…

Open for Suggestions: Help us name this year’s National HIV Testing Day Project!

One out of five – that’s the latest CDC estimate of how many people living with HIV in the U.S. are unaware of their HIV status. People who know their HIV status are more likely to take action to improve their health and well-being. So HIV testing is essential––yet, for many people, the stigma around…

Reaching Gay Men Using the Internet

Earlier this week, I attended a technical assistance meeting sponsored by the National Association of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) about reaching gay men using the Internet. Engaging in a dialogue on how gay men are using the Internet and its impact on HIV transmission, testing…

Applying Lessons Learned from South by Southwest (SXSW) to HIV


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We’re changing our tone here at, increasing our transparency and letting you know just who “we” are. Stay tuned for more…and let us know what you think! Last week was the annual South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas. Our HHS colleague Andrew Wilson attended nearly 25 panels and presentations on new…