BLOG.AIDS.GOV - Changing to in Spring 2017


Michelle Samplin-Salgado

Digital Media Director, 

IAC 2010 Session: HIV/AIDS in the Information Age — How Digital Media Can Fight the Epidemic

Tonight, as part of the 2010 International AIDS Conference, we attended a session on new media, HIV/AIDS in the Information Age: How Digital Media Can Fight the Epidemic. Moderated by Scott Evertz, Senior Vice President of Gibraltar Associates , the session highlighted public and private examples of using digital media to communicate public health messaging….

Search and Share: Taking Action with One Simple Tool for National HIV Testing Day


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National HIV Testing Day (NHTD)— June 27— is less than a week away and it’s not too late to take action. As we heard last week from NASTAD’s Murray Penner, NHTD is a powerful opportunity to promote testing and increase HIV awareness throughout the year. One simple thing we’ve asked our colleagues to do for…

Gearing up for National HIV Testing Day (June 27): Check Out The HIV Prevention and Service Widget


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It’s June 1st and we’re gearing up for National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) later this month on June 27. This year, and every year, our goal is to encourage people to take an HIV test. More than one million people are estimated to be living with HIV in the United States. Of those, 200,000 people…

amfAR H1N1 Briefing: Interview with Dr. Susan J. Blumenthal

On December 11, 2009, amfAR sponsored a Congressional briefing on the implications of H1N1 influenza for people living with HIV/AIDS . Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A. Senior Policy and Medical Advisor, amFAR I sat down with Dr. Susan J. Blumenthal, Senior Policy and Medical Advisor for amfAR and former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General, who moderated…

Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day Flickr FAQs


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As we mentioned in last week’s post, we’ve created a Flickr group for you to upload your Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day photos. There are already hundreds of photos from the United States Conference on AIDS — we hope you’ll help us add hundreds (thousands?!) more!

The Conference Comes to You: Webcasts, Web Conferences, and Webinars

At, we work with HIV organizations from all over the country (and sometimes the world!). Often it’s not possible to sit at the same table so we rely on virtual ways to connect. Webcasts, web conferences, and webinars are ways to connect with each other and efficiently share information in cyberspace. These terms are…

Playing Favorites – Organizing and Sharing Bookmarked Webpages

In our blog posts, we link to dozens of websites helpful to us and hopefully to you and your organizations. But how do you keep track of all these links? The answer: social bookmarking . Social bookmarking is a way to store, organize, and search your favorite webpages on the Internet. Through a social bookmarking…

Community Voice Mail: Reaching the “Phoneless” with HIV Information

Last week we wrapped up our month-long series of blog posts for National HIV Testing Day. But there’s one more National HIV Testing Day collaboration story that we’ve been waiting to share with you. We’ve discussed how communities of color use new media (and that access to new media often has much more to do…