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Michelle Samplin-Salgado

New Media Strategist, AIDS.gov 

Lessons from the USCA Social Media Lounge

Social Media Lounge

This year at the 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS, our new media staff  is hosting the Social Media Lounge for attendees to gather, share experiences, and ask questions around new media tools and best practices for the HIV community. We’ve had attendees from all across the country come in to chat. Here are a few…

Using Video to Share your Story: An Interview with KenLikeBarbie

Ken Like Barbie YouTube Channel

We’ve previously featured Ken Williams’ videos on this blog. As an African American man living with HIV, Ken uses YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to share his story. As we approach National HIV Testing Day on June 27, we sat down with Ken (actually, we “hungout” on Google+) to learn more about how he uses…

Apps and Social Media to Show You Care

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Heart phone

Social media and mobile apps are great tools to help you connect to people. For example, you can connect to your former high school sweetheart on Facebook, share photos with your family on Instagram, send an eCard to your partner, or tweet about the great date you had last night. You also can use apps…

5 Years, 900 Blog Posts, 1 Million Page Views

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Today marks an important milestone for the AIDS.gov blog. Five years ago today, we launched this blog with the intent of reaching audiences with information on how to use new media. In 2009, we extended our content to include Federal policies and resources. Today our blog continues to address these topics and more. While we…

We’re all Facing AIDS one photo, message, video, blog at a time.

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We launched the Facing AIDS photo sharing initiative on World AIDS Day five years ago to give individuals worldwide an opportunity to reflect on their involvement in ending the AIDS epidemic. Since then, thousands of you have submitted messages and stories about why you are Facing AIDS. What started as a photo sharing campaign to…

Hearing the Stories Behind the Signs — at USCA

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Stories Behind the Sign

Everyone has a story. In the 31 years of the HIV epidemic, we are all in some way affected by HIV – whether we are living with HIV, a friend, a loved one of someone with HIV, a caregiver, or a community member. Through the Facing AIDS photo initiative, thousands of people have shared a…

New Media Sessions and Activities at AIDS 2012

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The world’s largest and most important HIV-related scientific meeting is less than a week away. AIDS 2012 will bring together over 25,000 delegates (including 2,500 registered media representatives) for a week of scientific discussions and dialogue between and among scientists, healthcare providers, HIV/AIDS service organizations, advocacy groups, people living with HIV, and many others. It…

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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. Please share your thoughts on…

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