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Michelle Samplin-Salgado

New Media Strategist, AIDS.gov 

30 Years of AIDS: Ambassador Eric Goosby

Eric Goosby 30 Years of AIDS video

In the sixth and final video of our 30 Years of AIDS series, Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, talks about his experiences spanning from when he was a resident at the San Francisco General Hospital and saw what we now know were some of the first AIDS cases as far back as 1979….

New Media Round-Up

Red Ribbon Week Calendar

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that planning is a very important part of our approach to new media. What you might not know is that we often plan our blog posts, particularly those about new media, weeks in advance. We believe strongly in the importance of planning—but we…

30 Years of AIDS: Dázon Dixon Diallo from SisterLove on Women, Progress, and the Road Ahead

Dazon Dixon Diallo

In the second of our six-week video series, SisterLove founder Dázon Dixon Diallo, MPH, discusses 30 years of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. In this video, Ms. Dixon Diallo talks about starting SisterLove, a reproductive justice organization for women, with a focus on HIV/AIDS…

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.

Google+: A primer for the HIV/AIDS Community

Google Plus

Co-authored by Jodi Sperber, Consultant, John Snow Inc.

Google+ Exit Disclaimer was released to a limited audience (in beta) on June 28, 2011 and has received a lot of attention since then. Within the first month, over 10 million people signed up to try it out. You may have seen the Google +1 button which is similar to the “like” on Facebook, but what’s it really about?

What’s a QR code?

QR Code

You may have seen them around. On billboards. In magazines. On your cereal box. You may have wondered what you are supposed to do when you see one of these jumbled images. What do they mean? And how might we use them in our response to HIV? “QR” (or “quick response”) codes store information in…

Growing and Adapting: A New AIDS.gov Blog Structure

Picture of redesigned blog.aids.gov

Today, we are proud to announce a new structure for our blog – one that encompasses the changes and growth we’ve experienced since we launched the blog over three years ago. Some of the new features include: Featured blog posts: With the increased number of blog posts, it’s easy for some to get lost in…

Facing AIDS on World AIDS Day and EVERY Day

Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day 2010. Many Faces, One Voice with AIDS.gov

Yesterday was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Next month, we will commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10) and National Native HIV/AIDS Day (March 20). Throughout the year, there are many nationally recognized HIV/AIDS Awareness Days. Some of these days provide an opportunity to understand and respond to the HIV epidemic's impact…