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AIDS.gov Mobile Success Story

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July 2013 marked a significant milestone. For the first time, most people accessed the AIDS.gov website via mobile devices. We anticipated this day would eventually come. In truth, it came sooner than we expected, even as we saw mobile use increase week-by-week and month-by-month. It’s been two years since our move to responsive web design (RWD). There…

AIDSinfo and infoSIDA Websites Now Optimized for Display on Mobile Devices

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Editor’s Note: With today’s post, we highlight two key Federal websites that are now responsively designed. For more information, read our blog post about responsively designed sites, including the AIDS.gov website. AIDSinfo recently updated the AIDSinfo and infoSIDA websites, and they are now automatically optimized for display across all devices—desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones. Visitors…

Mobile Safety for Memorial Day Weekend

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On Wednesday, I was listening to the news as I got ready for work, and I learned that, according to the National Coalition for Safer Roads , Memorial Day weekend is the peak time for motorists to be caught running red lights. It’s very easy to get distracted when we are behind the wheel. As the Director…

Using Technology to Support HIV Testing and Medication Adherence: Lessons from Oregon

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For people who engage in ongoing risk behaviors, knowing your status means testing regularly. And for people living with HIV, keeping the virus under control means taking medications every day. We all want to be healthy, but remembering and following a health routine can be a challenge. That’s why the Oregon Health Authority partnered with YTH…

HIV/AIDS Basics: A New App for iPad

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Editor’s Note: Since this post was published, the HIV/AIDS Basics app has been made available for Android devices. Download it in the Google Play Store . If you’ve visited AIDS.gov before, you’re likely familiar with the array of HIV/AIDS content found on the site. Time and time again, our analytics and usability testing tell us that…

HIV/AIDS Medical Practice Guidelines Accessible From Mobile Devices

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Are you a health care provider who needs to quickly access the HIV/AIDS guidelines on your smartphone or tablet? The AIDSinfo mobile site has been upgraded to better meet your needs. A mobile-optimized format of the federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines was released on the AIDSinfo mobile site in September 2013. The enhancement was…

One Meme at a Time!

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Editor’s Note: Today we share the fifth story from the new media planning projects supported by AIDS.gov in summer 2013. To read earlier posts in this series, click here Young people aged 13–29 accounted for 39% of all new HIV infections in 2009. This alarming statistic paints an image of the epidemic on our nation’s youth….

A New Tool for Treating STIs and Preventing HIV

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH

Annual surveillance data published last month in the 2012 STD Surveillance Report show that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) threaten the health and well-being of millions of people in the United States. However, each of the 20 million new cases [PDF 1.5MB] of STIs that occur annually in the United States is potentially preventable. One of the many…

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