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Happy Holidays from AIDS.gov

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A study out of Kenya and published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that weekly text message to patients with a single word — “Mambo?” (“How are you?”) helped patients feel cared for and supported. This holiday season, we hope you, too, feel cared for and supported.

Apps and Social Media to Show You Care

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Social media and mobile apps are great tools to help you connect to people. For example, you can connect to your former high school sweetheart on Facebook, share photos with your family on Instagram, send an eCard to your partner, or tweet about the great date you had last night. You also can use apps…

H1N1 Preparedness, New Media and HIV/AIDS

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is working hard to inform the public about how to prepare for and prevent H1N1 flu. We wanted to highlight a few new media tools that HHS is using to ensure public engagement and move information quickly.

Happy, Healthy eHolidays: Using e-cards to connect and inform

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Season’s greetings from AIDS.gov! As the year comes to a close, we’ve been enjoying the e-cards arriving in our e-mail inboxes. But what are e-cards? And – aside from connecting us with friends and colleagues – how can we use them to respond to HIV? We looked to Ann Aiken, Health Communications Specialist at the…