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HOPWA’s first month on Twitter!

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Who are we? The Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH)  is a small, six-person office in the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. We are responsible for administering a program called “Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS” (HOPWA), the only Federal program dedicated to addressing the supportive housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and their…

The HHS IDEA Lab – What is it?

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Editor’s Note: AIDS.gov strives to expand the use of new media in government as a means of improving outreach and education about HIV/AIDS and advancing public health. In a similar way, the new HHS IDEA Lab is leveraging the power of the Web and new media to help create a more modern and efficient government that can…

Online Resources for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD): October 15

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National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) 2014 The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA)  and its partners are the community sponsors for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD, which is observed on annually on October 15.  The theme for NLAAD 2014 is To End AIDS, Commit to Act – Para Acabar con el SIDA, Comprometete a…

Being Social at the U.S Conference on AIDS, #USCA2014

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Hosted by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) , the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) is the largest national gathering of HIV advocates, healthcare providers, and people living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS. As in prior years, USCA presented AIDS.gov with an opportunity to provide social media assistance to individual advocates, attendees from community organizations, and…

Anatomy of a Tweet

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AIDS.Gov  is hosting a Social Media Lab, at USCA 2014, providing TA and training on use of new media tools. In the first day of operations, around 20 people dropped by for 15-20 minute one-on-one consults. Their questions vary but fall in two broad categories. First are CBO and communications leads who want to expand use…

United States Conference on AIDS, USCA 2014: The largest annual AIDS-related gathering in the U.S. begins on Oct 2.

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The 18th annual United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)  takes place on October 2-5, 2014 in San Diego, CA, and is hosted by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), the nation’s leading advocacy organization representing communities of color who are impacted by HIV/AIDS. USCA is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S., bringing together thousands of…

The Evolution of Mobile Apps and Usage in the HIV community

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The AIDS.gov blog follows the evolution of mobile apps, especially those used to promote good health among communities impacted by HIV/AIDS. In its recently released U.S. Mobile App Report , comScore states that 2014 has marked a milestone in digital media access because over half (52%) of time spent on digital media occurs on mobile apps….

Using New Media on College Campuses to Improve HIV/AIDS Education

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It’s that time of year. Students across the country are settling into colleges and universities, many living away from home and responsible for their own well-being for the first time. As a college student and summer intern for AIDS.gov, I’m interested in how college campuses are using social media to promote awareness around HIV/AIDS. Why…