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2010 CDC Health Communication, Marketing, and Media Conference Highlights

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Last week in Atlanta I joined nearly 1,000 health communicators at CDC’s 4th Annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media. The theme of this year’s conference was “Convergence: Purpose, Programs, & Partners.” From the opening session, to the numerous panels, to the tweet up, to the closing session, the conference emphasized a “forward…

New Media and the 2010 National Gay Men’s Health Summit

Pride Ribbon

Later this month, the 2010 National Gay Men’s Health Summit (GMHS 2010) will take place August 25-30 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. According to the recently released National HIV/AIDS Strategy, “Gay and bisexual men have comprised the largest proportion of the HIV epidemic in the United States since the first cases were reported in the 1980s,…

International AIDS Conference 2010: Highlights & Key Scientific Outcomes From Andrew Fullem

Andrew Fullem, MSPH

I’ve been fortunate to attend international HIV conferences for many years. Several of those conferences stand out in my memory for the results they produced. In Vancouver (1996), researchers first announced the results of the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) clinical trials—changing the future for millions of us living with HIV. In Durban (2000), delegates…

Games for Health 2010

Games for Health 2010

We attended the Games for Health 2010 conference in Boston, Massachusetts to learn more about how video games and virtual worlds are being used to increase physical activity, train health care providers, and advocate HIV/AIDS information and prevention methods among youth. Now in its 6th year, the three-day conference was developed in partnership with the…

International AIDS Conference: Dr. Valdiserri talks to Ambassador Eric Goosby

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On July 22, 2010, during the International AIDS Conference , I talked with Ambassador Eric Goosby, who serves as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and who oversees the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. PEPFAR is the United States’ response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic—but I was interested in getting…

Wrap-up from the International AIDS Conference in Vienna

IAC 2010 attendees

Co-authored by Michelle Samplin-Salgado, AIDS.gov New Media Strategist Today is the last day of the International AIDS Conference . Throughout the week we’ve had the pleasure of hearing key scientific outcomes along with policy and program updates from the meeting. We were encouraged by the expanded use of new media at the conference this year….

Bringing the International AIDS Conference to DC in 2012

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I have had the pleasure of participating in the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna this past week. As you may know, last week, President Obama held a reception at the White House to celebrate the work of the HIV/AIDS community as his Administration launched the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The positive reaction to…

NIH’s Dr. Jack Whitescarver Honored with New IAS Presidential Award for His Outstanding Commitment to the Global Fight Against HIV

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Julio Montaner and Dr. Jack Whitescarver

Today, the International AIDS Society (IAS) honored Dr. Jack Whitescarver, Associate Director for AIDS Research of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Director of the NIH Office of AIDS Research, for his outstanding commitment to the global fight against HIV, and his pioneering work in the field. During the closing session of the XVIII…