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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

NMAC at the AIDS.gov booth at USCA

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,…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights of the Final Day

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Mary Wakefield addresses USCA

This is the final in our series of daily highlights from the U.S. Conference on AIDS, which wrapped up Sunday in Chicago.  In addition to highlights from the final day’s activities, we also wanted to share a short interview with Mr. Jeffrey Crowley, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, we captured…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights of Day 3

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USCA

This is the third in our series of daily highlights from the U.S. Conference on AIDS in Chicago. This post spotlights some activities related to treatment and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) from Saturday, November 12. Later this week we will provide a summary of the final day of the conference along with a blog…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights of Day 2

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Phill Wilson, Founder/CEO of the Black AIDS Institute addresses the 2011 USCA (photo courtesy of E. Negron/NMAC)

This is the second in our series of daily highlights from USCA 2011. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) was featured prominently again in several sessions. Game Changers – Redefining HIV Yesterday’s inspiring and thought provoking plenary session challenged the more than 2,500 participants to contemplate how advances in HIV are redefining their roles. The session opened…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights of Day 1

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Secretary Sebelius Addresses USCA

The 15th annual U.S. Conference on AIDS got underway yesterday in Chicago. Over the next four days we’ll be sharing brief daily highlights from the conference focusing particularly on issues related to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Our first post is longer than usual, but with two plenary sessions and numerous day-long sessions, much transpired…