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Pew Report: African Americans and Technology Use

African American Twitter Use

Earlier this week, the Pew Internet and American Life Project  released a new report  on African Americans and technology use based on a survey of American adults. This report is the first in a series of reports looking at technology use among different demographic groups across the United States. We asked Meico M. Whitlock, Senior Manager…

Reaching Aging Adults Living with or at Risk of HIV, A New Media and Technology Strategy

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Editor’s Note: Our July 23, 2013 post announced support for 10 organizations serving communities of color, other communities at highest risk of HIV, and people living with HIV with the intent to stimulate and support new media planning. Today we start an intermittent series of posts to feature the varied experience of each organization as each…

Wrapping Up 2013: A Look at Engagement This Year

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This New Year’s Eve, we look back at an eventful and exciting 2013 at AIDS.gov. In July we examined our most engaging content across social media channels (the blog, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube) from the first six months of the year. In this installment, we have created a Storify  to showcase the content that you interacted with…

The Affordable Care Act and HIV – USCA 2013

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During a plenary session at the 2013 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) , HIV leaders from several federal agencies shared observations about aspects of the Affordable Care Act that are making a critical difference in their work on behalf of people at risk for or living with HIV. Watch this footage from the plenary session. For…

Happy Holidays from AIDS.gov

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A study out of Kenya and published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that weekly text message to patients with a single word — “Mambo?” (“How are you?”) helped patients feel cared for and supported. This holiday season, we hope you, too, feel cared for and supported.

Measuring World AIDS Day 2013

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World AIDS Day was another huge success for AIDS.gov in 2013. It was the busiest day in the website’s history in terms of raw audience numbers. One major goal for AIDS.gov, especially on World AIDS Day, is to increase access to HIV testing and care services. Our main avenue for this information is the HIV Testing…

How YOU Were #FacingAIDS for World AIDS Day (Storify)

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“Hashtag” was the word of the year in 2012, and we’ve seen its use expand from Twitter to Instagram, Facebook, Vine, and other social networks in the last few years. Hashtags link unique keywords and phrases with the “#” symbol, allowing conversations to be more organized and searchable across social network users. We commonly use…

HIV Activist Shares His Experiences with Facing AIDS Initiative

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Editors Note: Bradford McIntyre, an HIV activist who runs the “Positively Positive: Living with HIV” website in Canada (www.PositivelyPositive.ca ) has participated in AIDS.gov’s #FacingAIDS initiative for four years. We asked him how he heard about the initiative, how he uses it in his work, and what Facing AIDS means to him. How did you first…