Michelle Scavnicky

MS, Director of Education & Capacity Building,The AIDS Institute 

HIV/AIDS, Aging and Beyond: Redesigning and Enhancing the National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day Website

national-hiv-aging-awareness day - logo 2015

The AIDS Institute (TAI)  is the lead organizer for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD), which is observed on September 18. We saw the approach of this year’s eighth annual observance as an opportunity to evaluate our NHAAD website. We sought usability feedback from our NHAAD partners and reviewed evaluations from local organizations that…

Learning in 2015 from the 2014 NHAAAD social media experience


Editor’s note: As we look toward the 2015 national HIV/AIDS awareness days, today we provide one more post in our series of reflections on the importance of social media in expanding these observances. September 18, 2014 marked the 7th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day  (NHAAAD). As the community lead for this observance, we…

Using Social Media and Technology for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day


If your grandmother were to ask you for your Twitter handle or your grandfather wanted to become your Facebook friend, how would you respond? If you posted or tweeted messages related to HIV or AIDS awareness, education or testing among older adults, would you be willing to share that information with your grandparents? Beyond individual…

Reaching Aging Adults Living with or at Risk of HIV, A New Media and Technology Strategy


Editor’s Note: Our July 23, 2013 post announced support for 10 organizations serving communities of color, other communities at highest risk of HIV, and people living with HIV with the intent to stimulate and support new media planning. Today we start an intermittent series of posts to feature the varied experience of each organization as each…

Reaching Older Adults: National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day

Michelle Scavnicky

What do you know about the risk of HIV infection for older adults? If the answer is “not much,” we can help. The 4th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD ) will take place on September 18, 2011. NHAAAD raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS and the importance of HIV testing and…

“Aging is a part of life; HIV doesn’t have to be!”

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Co-authored by Deb LeBel, Partnerships Specialist Did you know September 18, 2010 is the third annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD)? The AIDS Institute provides national leadership for this observance day. Michael Ruppal, Executive Director at The AIDS Institute, and Michelle Scavnicky, Director of Education, told us about their work related to…