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2012 U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights from Pre-Conference Summit to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in America

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Dr. Ronald Valdiserri

In advance of the annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), approximately 150 people gathered in Las Vegas over the weekend for the Summit to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in America. The two-day event was organized by the National Minority AIDS Council  (NMAC), the host of USCA, and attended by executive directors of community-based organizations from…

HIV Prevention Goes Social

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NMAC Workbook

With over half of all of Americans over the age of 12 using online social networks, there is no doubt that social media plays an ever increasing role in how the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC ) reaches our constituents. And, for that matter, how our constituents use social media to promote high impact HIV prevention…

Gearing up for Social Media at USCA

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USCA 2012

It’s been a month since AIDS 2012 and now it’s time for the 2012 United States Conference on AIDS . The annual conference planned by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) takes place September 30 to October 4, 2012.  The conference marks the 25th anniversary of its founding. The 2012 theme is “Ending the AIDS…

Inspiration and More from the CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media

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CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media

Last week I attended the 6th Annual CDC National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media in Atlanta, which provides a forum for the discussion and exploration of health communication, marketing and media. Topics and panels covered a range of issues important to many of us in the health communications field. On the Sexual Health…

Interested in Hosting an AIDS 2012 HUB? Help is Available.

AIDS2012 Hub in a Box

More than 20,000. That’s the number of delegates that are expected to attend AIDS 2012. According to organizers, the conference received 11,715 abstracts from scientists around the world seeking to showcase their research at the conference. That is a 15% increase from the 2010 conference in Vienna, Austria. After a rigorous peer review process, the…

Devices vs. Content: Lessons from SXSW Interactive

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Each year at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW), a theme or trend emerges that defines the year, a touchstone that marks an up-and-coming application or idea. Past SXSW conferences have seen platforms like Twitter and Foursquare launched, and these applications have gone on to become cornerstones of the social media landscape. Throughout the week, many…

AIDS 2012: On the Path Towards an AIDS-free Generation

Clinton AIDS-free Generation

In her November 2011 speech at the National Institutes of Health, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke of an historic opportunity at hand: to achieve the goal of an AIDS-free generation. On World AIDS Day President Obama further underscored that we are at a pivotal moment in the response to the epidemic, with new…

Applications to Volunteer at AIDS 2012 Available April 1st

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The success of AIDS 2012 will depend heavily on the support of 1,500 to 2,000 volunteers who will fill a range of crucial positions during the conference, including helping coordinate program activities, greeting and registering delegates, staffing various offices and helping in the Global Village. Volunteering at AIDS 2012 is a great way to gain…