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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 

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,…

Make Sure New Media is Not a Source of Distracted Driving

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AIDS.gov encourages the use of new media to respond to public health issues, and to meet our audiences’ needs, we offer content through social media. Over time, we are seeing a major shift in the way people are accessing our content—nearly 50% of our traffic is now coming from mobile devices. While we are excited…

The Federal Digital Strategy and Opportunities for the Federal HIV Work Force

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On May 23, 2012, the White House released the Digital Government Strategy (PDF), a twelve-month roadmap to build a 21st Century Digital Government that delivers better digital services to the American people. The AIDS.gov team has been closely following the progress of the Strategy from development to implementation.  We see the Strategy as an opportunity…

AIDS.gov Redesigned Using Responsive Design

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We here at AIDS.gov are proud to formally announce that our site has been relaunched and redesigned using responsive design. Responsive web design is a next-generation web development method of designing content so that it works well on both a laptop screen and a smartphone, automatically adjusting its size to fit the screen. Since smartphones,…

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