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Updated New Media Toolkit Now Available on AIDS.gov

New Media Tool page

As a part of our technical assistance and training efforts with the HIV community, we provide resources on how to use new media. We recently updated the “New Media Tools” section of AIDS.gov. The section features overviews of various new media tools, and provides: a description of the tool data on who is using the…

Announcing the Locator API

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We’re pleased to announce a more flexible way to access the information found in our HIV/AIDS Service Provider Locator tool (a location-based search tool that allows you to search for testing services, housing providers, health centers and other service providers near your current location). We’re launching an API, or application programming interface, making it possible…

Open Data in Action: What is an API?

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In the past, information or data sharing typically required a fee or specific agreements. For example, if you wanted to get content from a news article, you had to buy a newspaper. Technology has changed how we share information: it has removed barriers and created incentives for open data sharing. One way that online data…

Emory Launches New Tool to Visualize HIV Epidemic in the US

Screenshot of AIDSVu

Today, the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University launched AIDSVu , an interactive online map that, 30 years into the epidemic, provides a detailed view of the number of people living with an HIV diagnosis in the United States by state and county. AIDSVu is a project of Emory University that aims to…

Introduction to Mashups: 1 + 1 = Mashups?

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AIDSportal HIV Jobs Mashup

Mashups — what are they? Are they being used by the HIV/AIDS community? To learn more, we spoke with Rob Worthington from AIDSportal and AIDS.gov advisor, David Galiel . What is a mashup? Rob told us, “A mashup is a way of combining data, content, or a function from different websites in a new or…