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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…

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…

‘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…

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…

“What’s your story?” Using social media to reach communities of color

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Health communicators from around the U.S. met last week to share and learn about evolving outreach strategies to connect with at-risk communities, to amplify the experiences of individuals coping with health issues, and to learn how to adapt health information to different social media channels. Storytelling was a central strategy discussed at the conference. This…

In Case You Missed it! AIDS 2014 Roundup

"20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), Melbourne, Australia."

This year marked the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014 ), which was held in Melbourne, Australia from July 20-25, 2014. Yesterday, Dr. Valdiserri, reflected on the breadth and depth of topics covered at AIDS 2014 that expanded the discourse on HIV care outcomes and the future of a cure. He emphasized that the conference theme of…

Follow #AIDS2014

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Members of the global  HIV community will convene in Melbourne, Australia for 20th International AIDS Conference (IAC) 2014  from Sunday, July 20-25, 2014. We extend our condolences to the loved ones of all those on board Malaysia Flight 17. Throughout the week, AIDS.gov will work to help you stay abreast of news and highlights from…

4 Things I Learned about Physicians of Color on Twitter

Alisa M. Hughley, MPH

Author’s Note: During this year’s South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival, I facilitated a workshop entitled Minorities in Health Tech: A How-to Workshop (#MinHIT ). I was delighted to learn that this conversation extended beyond the physical space with questions and comments from numerous Twitter users. In total, 87 Twitter users generated 291 tweets containing #MinHIT . The…