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CDC’s 2009 HIV Prevention Conference: “Innovation and Action to End the Epidemic”

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The 2009 National HIV Prevention Conference is reaching over 3,500 of our colleagues in Atlanta this week. Thanks to conference organizers, this year’s highlights are shared to those unable to attend via Twitter: CDC NPIN , AIDS.gov , and others are tweeting with the hashtag #NHPC09 . CDC also provides conference participants with text message…

Sex::Tech: Using Technology to Reach Youth with HIV and Sexual Health Information

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Co-authored by Josie Halpern-Finnerty, AIDS.gov. Last week at ISIS, Inc.’s Sex::Tech conference , we heard from leading voices in the field that we need to engage with our young audiences and use the tools they use to provide HIV and sexual health information. As ISIS Executive Director Deb Levine said in her opening remarks, we…

Text Messaging for HIV Appointment and Medication Reminders – Part IV

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This week, we’re concluding our four-part series on texting appointment and medication reminders. After talking about why, how, and costs, today’s post addresses privacy. Howard Brown Health Center What are some of the potential privacy concerns around texting appointment and medication reminders? Texting appointment reminders is a new way of communicating, and therefore brings up…

Text Messaging for HIV Appointment and Medication Reminders – Part III

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In addition to why and how an organization might set up texting reminders, we’re often asked about the cost. In tight economic times, this is a significant concern for many organizations. Can the cost of text messaging reminders ultimately save your organization time and money? Here’s some information to help you decide. What does implementing…

Text Messaging for HIV Appointment and Medication Reminders – Part II

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This week, we return to our series on using text messaging for HIV appointment and medication reminders. We are dedicating four posts to this topic, which often comes up in conversations between Miguel Gomez, AIDS.gov’s Director, and AIDS service providers. We recently discussed some of the reasons why an AIDS service organization might want to…

Text Messaging for HIV Appointment and Medication Reminders – Part I

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We’ve discussed some of the uses of text messaging (also known as Short Messaging Service , or SMS) for HIV prevention and testing in previous posts (“R U Texting?” and “Texting 4 Health”). For the next few posts we’ll concentrate on using text messages for appointment and medication reminders. More and more clients are choosing…

International AIDS Conference: New Media and the AIDS Community – Some Good News

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Last week, we "twittered" from the International AIDS Conference (IAC) , and we planned to talk about that this week. We were struck, however, by our conversations on new media with IAC delegates and we decided to write about what we learned at the conference instead. (Stay tuned for more on Twitter soon!) From the…

20 students. 6 universities. 8 short videos. 1 cause. National HIV Testing Day Personal Public Service Announcements

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To help get the word out about National HIV Testing Day (June 27), the CDC and the University of Georgia’s New Media Institute collaborated on an innovative new media project. More than 20 students from six universities and five AIDS organizations hit the streets with video cameras this April to produce eight short video messages…

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