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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.

Facing AIDS photo

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

APHA logo

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…

New Media Communication: Communicating about HIV and Viral Hepatitis in Complex Times

Meico Whitlock

Last month, the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors  (NASTAD) attended the fourth annual Plain Talk in Complex Times conference  in Arlington, Virginia. This year’s theme was “Communicating in a Time of Change.” The conference was hosted by the MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy  in collaboration with the American Public Health Association  (APHA) and brought together leaders…

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2013 Google+ Hangout On Air

Lamont Scales

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a Google+ Hangout On Air in recognition of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) on September 25, from 2-3 p.m. ET. Entitled Innovative HIV Prevention Activities for Gay and Bisexual Men, the event topics include a new HIV testing strategy for gay couples called Testing…

A Day with HIV Photo Sharing Project

David in Hero shirt

Editor’s note: For more information on photo sharing sites and how they are being used in the HIV community, please visit our new media toolkit.  Three years ago, we here at Positively Aware  magazine launched A Day with HIV , our anti-stigma photo campaign. With more than 50,000 new HIV infections each year in the U.S….

NCHHSTP Atlas to Feature County-Level Data, CDC Hosts Webinar

Gustavo Aquino

Next week, CDC will launch the new version of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention’s (NCHHSTP) Atlas, which will feature county-level HIV and STD data. This online data visualization tool for CDC surveillance will offer users the opportunity to view more localized epidemiologic data for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases…

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Highlights from Final Day

Moises Agosoto

The 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) came to a close yesterday with a plenary session on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, a much discussed topic throughout the four-day conference. Among the observations shared by a diverse panel were: The healthcare law extends important civil rights protections that can be helpful in addressing…