New Media

Free Social Media Lab at APHA 2014!


The 142nd American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held November 15-19, 2014. The theme for the meeting is “Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being.” The annual meeting provides many opportunities to learn more about current issues in public health, including topics related to HIV prevention, care,…

Black Voices: Lessons Learned Over Lunch with my Mentor: First Annual Viiv Youth Summit


Last month, I attended Viiv Healthcare’s First Annual Youth Summit  and 16th Community Summit in Miami, Florida. The Youth Summit gathered 28 young people aged 18-30 from around the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico to collaborate and share ideas on how we can end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Panel discussions and workshops were designed to equip…

COMING SOON: Virtual Office Hours! Your social media questions answered here!

Virtual Office Hours Nov 2014

At, we leverage social media tools to extend the reach of Federal HIV/AIDS policies, programs, and resources. When we are able to attend HIV-related conferences, we host Social Media Labs to provide free technical assistance on using social media, and to assist AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and Federal HIV programs to extend their…

HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator has recently received some questions about its online privacy practices.’s mission is: to inform the public about Federal HIV/AIDS resources, policies, and programs; to enable them to find information about HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care services; and to fight the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. As part of our efforts, we have developed products… Webinar Page: Updated! Free!

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Why Webinars? We have heard from many that it can be difficult to learn about or keep track of multiple webinars and online training events occurring all over the country. To make that task easier, offers our enhanced Webinars page—a resource to help the HIV community find and register for webinars and get tips…

HOPWA’s first month on Twitter!


Who are we? The Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH)  is a small, six-person office in the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. We are responsible for administering a program called “Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS” (HOPWA), the only Federal program dedicated to addressing the supportive housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and their…

USCA 2014: Reflections of 3 Black Voices Bloggers


The 2014 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA)  earlier this month was the largest HIV/AIDS-related gathering in the nation. During the conference, the team provided daily social media coverage , policy updates, and technical assistance to conference participants in our social media lab. Today, we bring you personal perspectives of the conference from Guy Anthony, Kahlib Barton,…

The HHS IDEA Lab – What is it?


Editor’s Note: strives to expand the use of new media in government as a means of improving outreach and education about HIV/AIDS and advancing public health. In a similar way, the new HHS IDEA Lab is leveraging the power of the Web and new media to help create a more modern and efficient government that can…