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Mindy Nichamin

AIDS.gov New Media Coordinator 

Digital Storytelling: A Community Tool to End HIV Stigma

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All the Truly Important Things - Digital Storytelling

At AIDS.gov we’ve been thinking a lot about the power of storytelling. In the HIV community, everyone has a story to bring to the table, and more people are sharing theirs with new media. Many tools are available to help to facilitate storytelling and have conversations around HIV. One example of a tool used to…

Road to AIDS 2012 Town Hall Meetings Kick Off

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Co-authored by Mindy Nichamin, AIDS.gov New Media Coordinator

Last month, the first Road to AIDS 2012 Town Hall meeting kicked off in San Francisco, California. This was the first of 15 meetings to be held across the country leading up to the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) (note: every Road to AIDS 2012 meeting…

Ready to Join us in Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day 2011?

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Co-authored by Mindy Nichamin, AIDS.gov New Media Coordinator

Write. Snap. Share.

That’s how easy it is to participate in AIDS.gov’s Facing AIDS 2011 for World AIDS Day (December 1) photo initiative — back by popular demand!

Monitoring and Evaluating our Communication Channels

Communications Channel Assessment

When it comes to social media, how do you measure and monitor your reach? It’s a tough question, and one we often ask ourselves at AIDS.gov. Across our communication channels (the AIDS.gov website, blog, Twitter , Facebook , YouTube, mobile, and more), we strive to provide quality information about the federal government and HIV/AIDS on…

30 Years of AIDS: Dr. Jeffrey Levi from Trust for America’s Health

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In the third installment of our six-week video series, Trust for America’s Health Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Levi discusses 30 years of AIDS in the United States. Dr. Levi became involved in the early days of HIV as a gay rights and civil rights activist. Now on the faculty at George Washington University School of…

Chemistry at the National HIV Prevention Conference Social Media Lab

Social Media Lab at National HIV Prevention Conference

Co-authored by Hadiza Buge, Web Content Manager, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Mindy Nichamin, New Media Coordinator, AIDS.gov

AIDS.gov and the CDC hosted a social media lab with special sessions on using new media at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, Georgia (follow the hashtag #2011NHPC to listen to the conversation). The lab was a place where people could stop by and get personalized technical assistance.

Social Media for Nonprofits

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Last month, I attended Social Media for Nonprofits in San Francisco, a conference series taking place in cities across the country. The conferences bring together social media experts and nonprofit leaders to share what’s working in fundraising, marketing, and advocacy. I learned about several social media tools and tips relevant for the AIDS community. Participate….

AIDS.gov Surpasses 100,000 Twitter Followers – What Does It Really Mean?

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The last month and a half has been a busy time for the HIV community. We commemorated 30 years since the first reported cases of AIDS on June 5, promoted National HIV Testing Day on June 27, and recognized the one-year anniversary of the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy on July 13. And amidst…