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International AIDS Conference: New Media and the AIDS Community – Some Good News

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Last week, we "twittered" from the International AIDS Conference (IAC) , and we planned to talk about that this week. We were struck, however, by our conversations on new media with IAC delegates and we decided to write about what we learned at the conference instead. (Stay tuned for more on Twitter soon!) From the…

A Wake-up Call for All of Us: How Can New Media Help?

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“The estimates from our nation’s new HIV incidence surveillance system reveal that the HIV epidemic is- and has been- worse than previously known. The recent U.S. HIV statistics are a wake-up call to all of us in the United States to have authentic conversations about what we need to be doing to end this epidemic…

We’re 6 Months Old: Part 1 on Blogging

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We started this blog six months ago. Three months ago we reflected on whether the blog was working and we decided to continue. We declared that we’d continue blogging only as long as we could clearly define how best to measure our success. Recently one of our colleagues, Alan Gambrell, asked us if we thought…

Learning from Our Family Planning Colleagues

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Miguel Gomez, Director of AIDS.gov Here at AIDS.gov, we’ve learned two things over and over: Health care providers are often really excited by the possibilities of “new media”; and they have a lot of questions about what this actually means in the day-to-day functions of a program or clinic. In April, Miguel Gomez, director of…

Be Relevant, Be Real, Be Informed, Be There

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In last week’s post on PodCamp, we noted that our blog would begin to carry a list of new media conferences. We encourage you to visit the new Conferences Page. We want to highlight conferences because these events can contribute to the dialogue on the effective use of new media. Many of these conferences are…

Going to PodCamp and Learning about Obligations

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Last week, two members of the AIDS.gov team went to PodCamp in Washington, DC. PodCamps are usually free unconferences that offer a chance for new media users (such as bloggers, podcasters, and social networkers) to learn from experts and to engage in dialogue with each other. We want to thank the organizers: Christopher Penn ,…

Conference Highlights How to Use New Media Tools

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Last week, our Communications Director and New Media Strategist joined over 1,200 people from across the U.S. (and beyond) in New Orleans to talk about using new media to create social change and to share best practices. The occasion was the 2008 Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) conference, "Building Community: Connections Around the Globe and Around…

Texting 4 Health (Part 2 of “R U Texting?”)

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Today’s post is a follow-up to our initial post on text messaging (also known as "texting"). We’re straying from our usual format, in order to share with you some highlights from last week’s Texting4Health Conference at Stanford University . Two members of the AIDS.gov team went to Texting4Health to learn from, and talk with, some…

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