New Media

1, 2, 3, 4: Digital Communication for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day


National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is just around the corner (October 15). So we’re assessing some tools and resources that inform and support our digital efforts to address the disproportionate impact of HIV on Latinos/Latinas. Digital Tools: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020: In order to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.,…

Got smartphone. Got INSTAGRAM?

Instagram feed - AIDSgov - for new media blog Oct 6

Instagram has become a key tool for photo-sharing—28% of online adults  in the United States are now using it. If you haven’t yet joined that group, this visually driven platform could be a strong contender for a spot in your social media toolkit. The team previously shared “how to” Instagram. Now we offer 5…

Youth, HIV and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

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Throughout the 25 year history of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), there has been a concerted effort to focus attention and resources on youth affected by HIV. In 1993, the Pediatric AIDS Service Demonstration Grants, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for HIV-positive children and their families, were incorporated into RWHAP,…

#HIVisSocial: 4 days + 20 influencers + 40 conversations at USCA

Ken Williams at USCA Social Media Lab2015

Organized by NMAC, the U.S. Conference on AIDS  (USCA) is the largest community-led domestic conference on HIV/AIDS each year. It is a unique opportunity to strengthen the gap between our real and virtual connections. NMAC and Social Media Lab One of our goals is to demonstrate how digital tools can expand the reach of…

PACHA Seeks Nominations


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals to be considered for appointment as members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). All nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on October 9, 2015. The PACHA is a federal advisory committee within HHS. It…

Digital Storytelling on National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


When the first Federal report of what would come to be known as AIDS emerged in 1981, none of the new media tools we use today were available. At that time, you got your news from a printed newspaper or from one of three network television news shows–and the information you got depended on whether…

Using Social Media to Promote Health and Wellness for Gay and Bisexual Men

SFAF - logo - for new media blog Sep 2015

The San Francisco AIDS Foundation  (SFAF) will launch – a  new center for health and wellness for gay, bi and trans men – in October. The program brings together the foundation’s free services for sexual health, substance use, and mental health and community engagement and support. asked Andrew Hattori, SFAF’s Director of Marketing &…

PACHA Shares NHAS Implementation Recommendations

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During the 57th meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) on September 15, 2015, the Council shared recommendations on the implementation of the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Mr. Douglas Brooks, MSW, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), first provided an update about current efforts by agencies across…