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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…

Texting 4 Health (Part 2 of “R U Texting?”)

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Today’s post is a follow-up to our initial post on text messaging (also known as "texting"). We’re straying from our usual format, in order to share with you some highlights from last week’s Texting4Health Conference at Stanford University . Two members of the AIDS.gov team went to Texting4Health to learn from, and talk with, some…

R U Texting?

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High school seniors can send hundreds of them in a day. The show American Idol depends on them. And staffers for presidential campaigns are using them to contact potential donors and voters. “They” are text messages–and they are fast becoming a preferred form of communication for many Americans. During June 2007, Americans sent 28.8 billion…

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