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Getting Ready for USCA 2011, November 10–13: Send Us Your Thoughts

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The U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) 2011 is less than two weeks away. As Paul Kawata, Executive Director of the National Minority AIDS Council noted in his recent blog post, this year’s conference is pivotal. With the conference theme, “Make Change Real,” over 3,000 federal, national, and community-level HIV partners will gather in Chicago to…

Staying Connected at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

Aisha Moore

About one month ago, I joined the AIDS.gov team as the Communications Director. Next week, I will be attending the 139th American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition on behalf of AIDS.gov. Over 12,000 researchers, academicians, students, and advocates will descend on the Washington, DC Convention Center from October 29 – November 2,…

Recapping Social Media for the National HIV Prevention Conference

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As part of the planning and preparation for CDC’s 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC), we reached out to the staff of our CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) project to lend their expertise with social media outreach. Through our social media channels and activities we  promoted the conference, informed followers of key deadlines, and…

New Media Round-Up

Red Ribbon Week Calendar

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that planning is a very important part of our approach to new media. What you might not know is that we often plan our blog posts, particularly those about new media, weeks in advance. We believe strongly in the importance of planning—but we…

Why This Year’s U.S. Conference on AIDS Is So Essential

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Written by Paul Kawata, Executive Director, National Minority AIDS Council

I believe that this year’s United States Conference on AIDS (November 10-13) in Chicago, is one of the most important in our history. Our movement is at a crossroads as we work to implement the Affordable Care Act and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. We can

41st Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 2011 Annual Legislative Conference

Congressional Black Caucus 2011 Annual Legislative Conference

From September 21-24, thousands of Americans, elected officials, business and industry leaders, and media will gather for the 41st Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) 2011 Annual Legislative  Conference (ALC) in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme of the four-day event is “iLead | iServe”, highlighting the value and impact of leadership and services within the community….

Highlights from the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media

Venton Jones

Earlier this month, AIDS.gov attended the 5th Annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference was hosted by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and National Cancer Institute (NCI).  Naima Cozier, AIDS.gov Trainer,…

6th International AIDS Society Conference Underway This Week

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This week, over 5,000 delegates from around the world are attending the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011) in Rome, Italy. This biannual conference is the world’s largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS, and provides “a unique opportunity for the world’s leading scientists, clinicians, public health experts and…