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World AIDS Day 2016: Leadership. Commitment. Impact.

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It’s been 35 years since the first recognition of what would become the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. In the decades since, much progress has been made, but as a global community, we have not yet achieved our collective goal of a world free of HIV. This World AIDS Day, the HHS Office of Minority Health joins…

Go Social for World AIDS Day

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Today, we at AIDS.gov share two timely social media opportunities for World AIDS Day 2016 (#WAD2016) . Thunderclap Thunderclap is an online crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. If you subscribe to PEPFAR’s World AIDS Day Thunderclap before 10:30 a.m. (ET) on December 1st, you can join AIDS.gov and hundreds…

Watch HIV Vaccine Trial Launch in South Africa Via Facebook Live! This Wednesday!

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Director’s Note, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, HHS: Scientific advances have given us the tools we need to end new HIV infections and save lives. But our work is not yet done, either here in the U.S. or around the world. As we approach the observance of World AIDS Day on December 1…

Using Digital Communication at World AIDS Day 2016

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Since the first World AIDS Day in 1988, we have seen tremendous changes in our collective response to HIV and AIDS–including changes in the way advocates, leaders, people affected by the virus, and others communicate about HIV. (Check out our Timeline of HIV/AIDS to learn how the epidemic has evolved.) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other…

Social Media Lab at #TransHealth16: Learn How To Amplify HIV Messages With Digital Tools

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AIDS.gov and What Works in Youth HIV are offering a Social Media Lab at the 4th annual National Trans Health Conference  (#TransHealth16) this week. AIDS.gov is funded by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF), and we are always looking for opportunities to share how digital tools can amplify HIV messages among communities of color…

The Digital Transition: How the Presidential Transition Works in the Social Media Age

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Summary: Take a look at how we plan to preserve and pass on the digital history of the Obama administration. President Obama is the first “social media president”: the first to have @POTUS on Twitter , the first to go live on Facebook from the Oval Office, the first to answer questions from citizens on…

Boo!: Scary Passwords?

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Happy Halloween! As we close out National Cybersecurity Awareness Month , it’s important to talk about cybersecurity attentiveness. We may know the importance of keeping our professional and personal information secure and adhering to the latest cybersecurity guidance. We may also take cybersecurity training and use antivirus and antimalware tools. But do we manage our  passwords…

Why #APHA2016 is a great place for social media conversations

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APHA 2016 , the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting, brings together over 12,000 people from the U.S. and around the world for conversations about public health initiatives. For the AIDS.gov team, those conversations also present an opportunity to highlight the ways in which digital tools can help our public health colleagues amplify their work and…