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Giving Thanks and Gearing Up for World AIDS Day

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Today is Thanksgiving and World AIDS Day (December 1) is right around the corner. We at AIDS.gov wanted to take a moment to thank you, the HIV community, for the work that you do. Your commitment is an integral part of what will help bring us closer to an AIDS-free generation. To this end, we’ve…

Join the World AIDS Day Thunderclap for HIV Testing & Services

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We know that using social media can be a powerful way to communicate our messages, and we’re always looking at how we can amplify those messages even more. Last August, Howto.gov hosted a webinar on Thunderclap , a new online tool designed to create action with social media (you can view the webinar here). It inspired…

New Pew Report Released: The Diagnosis Difference

The Diagnosis Difference

Editor’s Note: Scientific and technological advances have made HIV a manageable chronic disease for many people, allowing individuals to lead healthy, happy, and productive lives. With World AIDS Day (December 1) approaching, Pew Research Center’s new report about how people living with a chronic disease access health information and use social media is particularly timely….

Write. Snap. Share. Download the app(s).

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Last year we released the first version of the Facing AIDS app for iOS (iPhone and iPad) . This year we’re pleased to share the updated version of the app, which is now available for Android . It’s also available in English and Spanish. Just like the original app, simply take a photo or select one from your…

Help end HIV stigma by #FacingAIDS

Help put an end to stigma by #facingAIDS

At AIDS.gov we have been excited to see how the use of hashtags has spread over the years into various social media platforms. What started with Twitter has expanded to other social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Vine and others. For those of you unfamiliar, hashtags are those few, carefully chosen characters after a pound…

How are you #FacingAIDS (video)

How are you Facing AIDS Video?

Six years ago we conceptualized Facing AIDS – a photo sharing initiative for people to share photos and messages on why they are facing AIDS. We have heard thousands of reasons over the years about why and how people face AIDS – ranging from the personal (“I’m facing AIDS for 25 years and counting”) to…

#FacingAIDS 2013: Write. Snap. Share.

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For the sixth year, AIDS.gov is hosting the Facing AIDS photo sharing project. We would like to thank everyone who has participated over the years. Through your participation, you have helped to commemorate World AIDS Day (December 1) by bringing awareness to the effects of HIV stigma and encouraging HIV testing. We invite YOU to participate…

Social Media TA: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

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The 141st American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held November 2-6, 2013. The theme for the meeting is “Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World.” APHA provides a myriad of opportunities to learn more about using social media in public health. We have highlighted a few ways that…