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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 

Happy Birthday Twitter

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Twitter turned 7 years old on March 21, 2013. According to the Twitter blog , there are more than 200 million active Twitter users that create over 400 million tweets per day. And a recent Pew Internet & American Life Project  report on Twitter use found that Black internet users and young adult internet users tend…

Pew Online Health 2013 Report

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Earlier this week, the Pew Internet & American Life Project  released their 2013 Health Report  which provides us with information about how people are going online to access health information. Pew found that one in three American adults have gone online to learn more about a medical condition. Here are some highlights from the Pew report:…

Continuing to Move Forward on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

2013 NHAS Video Snapshot

As we enter a new year, I encourage you to listen to a conversation between Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Ronald O. Valdiserri, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious…

Trends to Watch in 2013

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As we anticipate the next big thing in the use of new media and emerging technologies to support HIV/AIDS and other health care efforts, we’ve asked experts and thought leaders across the Federal and private sectors to predict the trends to watch in 2013. Here’s what we heard them say. Together we will declare (and…

Remember to Use Your Mobile Phones Safely!

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As we move toward 2013, we at AIDS.gov will continue to encourage you to use mobile technology and new media to extend the reach of your HIV/AIDS efforts and to discuss how the U.S. government’s Digital Strategy is making a difference in how people find health information, today and into the future. But, as many…

Progress on the National HIV Strategy: A Conversation with Dr. Koh and Dr. Valdiserri

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On December 1st, we will commemorate World AIDS Day, which is a time to reflect on the progress we have made in the 31 years since AIDS was first discovered. As part of that observance, Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, sat…

Commentary Discusses “On-the-Ground” Details Necessary to Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation

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World AIDS Day (December 1) is fast approaching and plans are underway both here at AIDS.gov and throughout the HIV/AIDS community to mark this important international health observance, which serves as a key opportunity to raise awareness and renew and invigorate our commitment to ending AIDS. In anticipation of World AIDS Day, Dr. Ronald Valdiserri,…

AIDS.gov Observes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: Fostering Communication and Using New Media throughout the Years

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As we approach National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), I am reminded of work I began in 1991 when I worked full-time with the National Council of La Raza to develop technical assistance for HIV programs serving Latinos. The impact of HIV on Latinos was profound in the early 1990s. In 1990, according to CDC,…

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