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Pew Online Health 2013 Report

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Earlier this week, the Pew Internet & American Life Project  released their 2013 Health Report  which provides us with information about how people are going online to access health information. Pew found that one in three American adults have gone online to learn more about a medical condition. Here are some highlights from the Pew report:…

Remember to Use Your Mobile Phones Safely!

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As we move toward 2013, we at AIDS.gov will continue to encourage you to use mobile technology and new media to extend the reach of your HIV/AIDS efforts and to discuss how the U.S. government’s Digital Strategy is making a difference in how people find health information, today and into the future. But, as many…

Recapping the mHealth Summit 2012

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National and international experts in health care and mobile technology gathered in Washington, DC, December 3-5, 2012, for the mHealth Summit: Connecting the Mobile Health Ecosystem . AIDS.gov joined government, health, private sector, industry, academic, and nonprofit leaders to learn and share about how wireless technology is being used to improve health outcomes in the…

“Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span”: Highlights from the APHA Annual Meeting

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In late October, we joined more than 12,000 public health professionals at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 2012 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span”, kicking off with an Opening Session  highlighting this theme. During the Opening Session, Dr. Reed Tuckson of…

Using Your Mobile Phone to Find Health Information: New Data

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Pew Internet & American Life Project released new data  today on using mobile phones to access health information. “One in three cell phone owners (31%) have used their phone to look for health information. In a comparable, national survey conducted two years ago, 17% of cell phone owners had used their phones to look for…

Video: Facing AIDS Photo App for World AIDS Day

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Since launching the Facing AIDS mobile app in July, we have taken it on the road to AIDS 2012, the U.S. Conference on AIDS, and the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. The AIDS.gov team has showed hundreds of people how easy it is to Snap. Write. Share. a personalized message/photo with a mobile device….

Looking for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Service Providers? There’s an App for That.

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Little is more powerful than taking action to find or help someone else find services for his/her health. Last year on World AIDS Day, people conducted  over 60,000 searches, 30% of which were mobile, on the HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Provider Locator to help connect people to services offering testing, treatment and care. Originally launched…

Make Sure New Media is Not a Source of Distracted Driving

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AIDS.gov encourages the use of new media to respond to public health issues, and to meet our audiences’ needs, we offer content through social media. Over time, we are seeing a major shift in the way people are accessing our content—nearly 50% of our traffic is now coming from mobile devices. While we are excited…