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Black Voices: Youth Voices and Social Media Matter

Anthony Roberts, Jr.

Last year, I attended the 16th Viiv Healthcare Community Summit on HIV and joined 29 others as a participant in their first Youth Summit in Miami, FL. I was ecstatic to be surrounded by other 18-29 year olds from all across the United States. We were all of different ages, races, and life experiences but…

Digital Communication and National HIV/AIDS Long‐Term Survivor Awareness Day

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National HIV/AIDS Long‐Term Survivor Awareness Day (NHALTSAD) will be observed on June 5, 2015 – the day in 1981 when the first report of what would come to be known as “AIDS” appeared in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The AIDS.gov team talked with the NHALTSAD lead organizer, Tez Anderson, about how he…

Live streaming: New Tools – New Opportunities – New Questions

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Are you looking to connect your audiences with visual content in real-time? You may want to consider “live streaming,” or broadcasting live video. While live streaming has been around for a while, it is becoming easier for anyone with a smart mobile device to share a “live” video with friends, family, and followers. For the…

Getting Public Feedback Online?

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What do you call a process for generating new ideas? If you said “brainstorming,” allow us to introduce you to the digital form of that process: ideation tools. These are online feedback forums you can use to: Engage your stakeholders directly Capture new ideas Collect input and feedback on issues that matter to you and…

Past, Present, and Future: Using Digital Tools to Promote National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Each national HIV/AIDS observance provides a chance to look at how we are communicating about where we stand in our national response to the HIV epidemic. Today, on National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we look at relevant social media tools from the past and present—and we look to the future of our…

Introducing @POTUS: President Obama’s Twitter Account

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Editor’s Note: This blog has been cross-posted from The White House Blog, which on May 18 announced the launch of President Obama’s Twitter account: @POTUS. Today, with a tweet from the Oval Office, President Obama launched @POTUS , the official Twitter account of the President of the United States. The @POTUS  Twitter account will serve…

New! NIH Clinical Trials Media Player Now Available

NIH media player

Clinical Trials Clinical trials play an immensely important role in finding medical advancements and developing treatments for many diseases and conditions, including HIV. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving quality…

Lessons Learned from our first Twitter Chat (Part 2)

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HOPWA joined Twitter last October, and we were keen to increase our engagement within the first six months. We don’t have a lot of social media resources, so we decided that hosting a Twitter chat would be a good way of meeting our engagement goals. There is, of course, more than one way to host…