New Media

Online Resources for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD): October 15


National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) 2014 The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA)  and its partners are the community sponsors for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD, which is observed on annually on October 15.  The theme for NLAAD 2014 is To End AIDS, Commit to Act – Para Acabar con el SIDA, Comprometete a…

Black Voices: Managing my HIV = Managing my health

Venton C. Jones Jr.

In recognition of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) hosted its first day-long meeting on HIV among gay and bisexual men on September 26. The theme of the meeting was “Focus. Action. Impact,” and it brought together researchers, advocates, and included a delegation of black LGBT…

Being Social at the U.S Conference on AIDS, #USCA2014


Hosted by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) , the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) is the largest national gathering of HIV advocates, healthcare providers, and people living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS. As in prior years, USCA presented with an opportunity to provide social media assistance to individual advocates, attendees from community organizations, and…

Anatomy of a Tweet

social media lab at usca postcard

AIDS.Gov  is hosting a Social Media Lab, at USCA 2014, providing TA and training on use of new media tools. In the first day of operations, around 20 people dropped by for 15-20 minute one-on-one consults. Their questions vary but fall in two broad categories. First are CBO and communications leads who want to expand use…

United States Conference on AIDS, USCA 2014: The largest annual AIDS-related gathering in the U.S. begins on Oct 2.

social media lab at usca postcard

The 18th annual United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)  takes place on October 2-5, 2014 in San Diego, CA, and is hosted by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), the nation’s leading advocacy organization representing communities of color who are impacted by HIV/AIDS. USCA is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S., bringing together thousands of…

The Evolution of Mobile Apps and Usage in the HIV community

Image from the comScore 2014 U.S. Mobile Apps Report

The blog follows the evolution of mobile apps, especially those used to promote good health among communities impacted by HIV/AIDS. In its recently released U.S. Mobile App Report , comScore states that 2014 has marked a milestone in digital media access because over half (52%) of time spent on digital media occurs on mobile apps….

Black Voices: Three Years of Knowing My Positive HIV Status

Patrick Ingram

This December 1st, it will be three years since I learned about my positive HIV status. Since then, the journey hasn’t always been easy. I have experienced successes and challenges—but I am always learning. During my days of being newly diagnosed, dealing with mental illness, contemplating suicide, and, letting others stand in the way of my…

Using New Media on College Campuses to Improve HIV/AIDS Education

back to school

It’s that time of year. Students across the country are settling into colleges and universities, many living away from home and responsible for their own well-being for the first time. As a college student and summer intern for, I’m interested in how college campuses are using social media to promote awareness around HIV/AIDS. Why…