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Use Mobile Phones to Improve—Not Risk—Your Health

Lygeia Ricciardi

Do you text and drive? I know, it’s tempting: you’re stuck in traffic and you instinctively reach for your cell phone to send a text saying you’re running late, or maybe just check your email, or make a quick call before the light changes…. But the impact can be deadly: nearly 10% of all road…

New National Resource Center to Prevent HIV/AIDS among Adolescents

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The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), with funding from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, is pleased to announce a new resource center solely focused on the prevention of HIV/AIDS among adolescents.  Launched on June 25, 2012, the center provides a central, online location for youth-serving professionals to access training, technical assistance, information exchange, and…

AIDS.gov Redesigned Using Responsive Design

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We here at AIDS.gov are proud to formally announce that our site has been relaunched and redesigned using responsive design. Responsive web design is a next-generation web development method of designing content so that it works well on both a laptop screen and a smartphone, automatically adjusting its size to fit the screen. Since smartphones,…

AIDS.gov: Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device

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The internet has changed and continues to change how the American public receives information and interacts with the government.  At AIDS.gov we are constantly adapting to the changing environment so we can use the most appropriate technology available to reach our diverse audiences. Recently, the federal government ushered us into this new era with the…

Historic New Media Call to Action at AIDS 2012

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We sent our first tweet in on August, 2008 from the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. Four years and 3,265 tweets later, we are gearing up for yet another International AIDS Conference. At this year’s conference, we will be hosting a satellite session titled “The State of New Media and HIV.” During the session,…

Avatars – Reaching Gay Men

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In the past we have highlighted the work of our colleagues who are using virtual tools to reach their target audience. This month, LGBTQ pride month, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) launched a new campaign that incorporates the use of avatars and texting to promote HIV testing. We asked them to share more about…

Top Government Leaders Explore the New Digital Government Strategy

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On May 24th, U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, and a panel of government executives explored the challenges and opportunities associated with the new Digital Government Strategy entitled “Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People” . The event was organized by the American…

Register Now: “HIV Testing for an AIDS-Free Generation” Webinar/Call

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To support the 2012 observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), AIDS.gov (on behalf of HHS) will host a webinar/conference call “HIV Testing for an AIDS-Free Generation” on Tuesday June 26, 2012 from 2-3 p.m. (EDT). Register for this event, which is open to the public, by June 22. Federal staff, grantees and stakeholders working…