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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…

LAUNCHED! AIDS.gov Virtual Office Hours! Your social media questions answered here!

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AIDS.gov hosts Social Media Labs to provide free technical assistance for AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and Federal HIV programs to extend their stakeholder outreach. But many in the HIV community face travel restrictions and cannot meet us in person. To extend the reach of our social media assistance, we have launched AIDS.gov Virtual Office Hours,…

Free Social Media Lab at APHA 2014!

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The 142nd American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held November 15-19, 2014. The theme for the meeting is “Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being.” The annual meeting provides many opportunities to learn more about current issues in public health, including topics related to HIV prevention, care,…

COMING SOON: AIDS.gov Virtual Office Hours! Your social media questions answered here!

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At AIDS.gov, we leverage social media tools to extend the reach of Federal HIV/AIDS policies, programs, and resources. When we are able to attend HIV-related conferences, we host AIDS.gov Social Media Labs to provide free technical assistance on using social media, and to assist AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and Federal HIV programs to extend their…

HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator

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AIDS.gov has recently received some questions about its online privacy practices. AIDS.gov’s mission is: to inform the public about Federal HIV/AIDS resources, policies, and programs; to enable them to find information about HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care services; and to fight the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. As part of our efforts, we have developed products…

AIDS.gov Webinar Page: Updated! Free!

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Why Webinars? We have heard from many that it can be difficult to learn about or keep track of multiple webinars and online training events occurring all over the country. To make that task easier, AIDS.gov offers our enhanced Webinars page—a resource to help the HIV community find and register for webinars and get tips…