Got smartphone. Got INSTAGRAM?

Instagram feed - AIDSgov - for new media blog Oct 6

Instagram has become a key tool for photo-sharing—28% of online adults  in the United States are now using it. If you haven’t yet joined that group, this visually driven platform could be a strong contender for a spot in your social media toolkit. The team previously shared “how to” Instagram. Now we offer 5…

Top 5 Digital Trends of 2014 for the HIV community


The team monitors the digital landscape so we can adapt our outreach to meet our audiences’ communication preferences. We also learn about the HIV community’s evolving needs through’s Social Media Labs—free, in-person, technical assistance sessions we offer at conferences—and our newly launched Virtual Office Hours, when we offer free technical assistance twice each…

The Evolution of Mobile Apps and Usage in the HIV community

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The blog follows the evolution of mobile apps, especially those used to promote good health among communities impacted by HIV/AIDS. In its recently released U.S. Mobile App Report , comScore states that 2014 has marked a milestone in digital media access because over half (52%) of time spent on digital media occurs on mobile apps….

Apps to Help Students Stay Safe


It’s back to school time and as we send our students to school with books and other necessary supplies, it might be helpful to keep in mind several technology solutions that can help students stay healthy and safe on campus. Among these technology solutions are a number of mobile apps that are being developed by… Mobile Success Story

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July 2013 marked a significant milestone. For the first time, most people accessed the 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 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

Miguel with Phones

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…