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The 2014 Liver Meeting – Report on Viral Hepatitis Coverage at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Meeting

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Last month, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) annual meeting  (The Liver Meeting®) took place, convening nearly 10,000 physicians, surgeons, researchers, allied health professionals and advocates from around the world to discuss the natural history, prevention, and cure of liver diseases. With the availability of new all-oral, direct-acting agents (DAAs), there…

Millennials and Social Media: Engaging, Mobilizing, and Learning for HIV Outreach

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 50,000 Americans are newly infected with HIV each year. Of those, one in four (26%) is 13-24 years old. In 2012, the highest rate of new diagnoses of HIV infection occurred among people aged 20–24 years. In response to these rates, government agencies, youth-focused…

AIDS.gov Virtual Office Hours! Register now for free social media training

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AIDS.gov Virtual Office Hours is our new social media technical assistance service. Registering for a Virtual Office Hours session gives you one-on-one time with an AIDS.gov social media expert, to ask questions about new media tools, learn strategies that are well-suited to your HIV outreach, and share your organization’s best practices. You can make an…

Social Media Technical Assistance at the #APHA14 Conference and After

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Over 10,000 public health professionals recently gathered in New Orleans to attend the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting . For the second year, we collaborated with APHA to provide conference attendees with free social media technical assistance (TA) during two full days of the conference. This year, conference attendees had two ways to receive…

Webinars for Education and Engagement

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Webinars can be educational and engagement tools for the HIV community. If you host a webinar, you can reach and engage your target audiences on key policy and program issues. As a webinar participant, you can get in-depth information on HIV-related topics and take advantage of continuing education opportunities. Whether you want to host or…

HIV Care Continuum: Controlling the Virus is Key

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Today, CDC released a new Vital Signs Report on HIV. The data support the call-to-action to increase the number of people living with HIV who achieve viral suppression. Having very low levels of HIV in the body, achieved by taking antiretroviral medicines allows people living with HIV to have nearly normal lifespans and greatly reduces…

World AIDS Day 2014: Resources for a shared effort towards an AIDS-free generation

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For the HIV community, the December 1st observance of World AIDS Day provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring wide attention to our collective response to the epidemic. The U.S. Government’s  theme this year is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.” Leading up to World AIDS Day, AIDS.gov is sharing 10 simple, ready-to-use resources on a…

‘State of New Media and HIV 2014′: An assessment of social media in the HIV community

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“We call upon the HIV community to declare that new media and emerging technologies are critical in helping us connect, create, listen, learn, and engage as we move toward an AIDS-free generation.” – AIDS.gov New Media Declaration, International AIDS Conference 2012 At the 2012 International AIDS Conference,  AIDS.gov reported on the findings from our first-ever…