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Youth Programme Aims to Strengthen the Participation of Young People at AIDS 2012

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If previous International AIDS Conferences are any indication, young people will comprise one of the most actively engaged delegations at AIDS 2012. This is welcomed news, as the leadership and involvement of young people is critical to the goal of achieving an AIDS-free generation. HIV significantly affects young people. In the U.S., young people aged…

AIDS 2012 Abstract Deadline Approaching

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We want to draw your attention to an important deadline for the upcoming International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012). The deadline for submitting abstracts for the conference is Wednesday, February 15. We encourage authors to visit the conference website to review submission guidelines . For U.S. authors, please note: the strict midnight deadline applies to Central…

New Media in Action at the 2012 National African American MSM Leadership Conference

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AAMSM Social Media Lab

More than 350 people attended the National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities in New Orleans last week. The theme of the conference was “Forward Together – Engaging Our Future Leaders.” We hosted a social media lab where we provided small group technical assistance on using new media in response…

Social Media at the 2012 National African American MSM Leadership Conference

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This week, AIDS.gov is attending the 9th Annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities in New Orleans, Louisiana. From January 19-22, hundreds of federal, state, and local health officials, service providers, and community leaders will gather under the charge “Forward Together – Engaging our Future Leaders.” In addition to…

Communications Technology in Public Health

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L-R: Humberto Cruz, AIDS Institute Director; Dr. Cheryl Smith, AIDS Institute Associate Medical Director; Miguel Gomez, Director, AIDS.gov

The AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health , in partnership with AIDS.gov, held its second Forum on social media and HIV/STIs – which now qualifies as an annual event — on December 8, 2011. This year, the Forum “Social Media: Going Viral Against HIV and STIs” was subtitled “Communications Technology in…

mHealth Summit Update

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Today is the second day of the mHealth Summit in Washington DC. The largest event of its kind, the summit brings together leaders in government, the private sector, industry, academia, providers and not-for-profit organizations from across the mobile health ecosystem to “advance collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes in the…

Photo Sharing: The Power of Personal Testimony

Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day 2011 Gallery

AIDS.gov was proud to bring our Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day (December 1) initiative to the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) for the fourth year in a row. For those of you who are not familiar with Facing AIDS, this initiative provides participants with an opportunity to reflect on their involvement in ending the…

New Media at the U.S. Conference on AIDS

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Co-authored by Aisha Moore, Communications Director, AIDS.gov Each year at the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) in Chicago, we notice more new media workshops, tweets, and people coming by our booth to share how they are using new media in response to HIV/AIDS. It’s exciting to see how far the HIV community has come,…