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Members of the global  HIV community will convene in Melbourne, Australia for 20th International AIDS Conference (IAC) 2014  from Sunday, July 20-25, 2014. We extend our condolences to the loved ones of all those on board Malaysia Flight 17. Throughout the week, AIDS.gov will work to help you stay abreast of news and highlights from…

AIDS.gov Mobile Success Story

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July 2013 marked a significant milestone. For the first time, most people accessed the AIDS.gov website via mobile devices. We anticipated this day would eventually come. In truth, it came sooner than we expected, even as we saw mobile use increase week-by-week and month-by-month. It’s been two years since our move to responsive web design (RWD). There…

What’s A Twitter Chat? Let’s Chat for HIV/AIDS

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Twitter chats, also called “tweetchats”, have increasingly become a way to discuss key topics and exchange knowledge and resources among experts and community members . Twitter chats can be excellent opportunities to network with those in your field, learn about new topics, and gain visibility for your work. Many HIV organizations host Twitter chats on health topics,…

Lessons Learned from the AIDS.gov New Media Coordinator

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When I joined the AIDS.gov team in June 2010, there was no National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States. We had a MySpace account. And there was no Instagram. Things sure have changed a little in the past four years! In my role as New Media Coordinator, I’ve composed, drafted, designed, strategized, measured, engaged, evaluated, written, and trained….

A new pilot helps battle hepatitis C with health IT and telemedicine

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Health IT and telemedicine are important tools to help early diagnosis and treatment of a growing problem in the U.S. – hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new pilot program to help use telemedicine to fight HCV, develop new treatment tools, and get them in the…

Black Voices Bloggers on National HIV Testing Day and Social Media

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June 27th is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) and the theme for this year is “Take the Test. Take Control”. In recognition of this observance day, our Black Voices series bloggers answer the question why NHTD is important to them and what is one thing people (or organizations) can do to promote NHTD. Here is…

Live Streaming: June 23 – A Town Hall Forum with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx

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On Monday, June 23, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) will host a live town hall forum with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., the new Global AIDS Coordinator.  Amb. Birx will lay out her vision for the next phase of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in supporting efforts to achieve an AIDS-free…

Black Voices: Can We Leverage Digital Technology to End the HIV Epidemic?

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Barack Obama’s campaign success in 2008 and 2012 was fueled, in part, by harnessing the power of digital technology and social networks. His team weaved rich social data culled from websites such as Twitter and Facebook to build profiles of supporters and “persuadables.” He leveraged predictive analytics to predict the behavior of potential voters. He…