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Let’s Bring Some Clarity to Compliance!

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Many HIV/AIDS organizations, including AIDS United , receive grants from the federal government for the programs we develop and implement that are helping us to bring about the end of HIV/AIDS in the United States and around the world. Without these federal funds, many of our community’s critical, life-saving programs would not exist or be drastically…

One Meme at a Time!

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Editor’s Note: Today we share the fifth story from the new media planning projects supported by AIDS.gov in summer 2013. To read earlier posts in this series, click here Young people aged 13–29 accounted for 39% of all new HIV infections in 2009. This alarming statistic paints an image of the epidemic on our nation’s youth….

A New Tool for Treating STIs and Preventing HIV

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH

Annual surveillance data published last month in the 2012 STD Surveillance Report show that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) threaten the health and well-being of millions of people in the United States. However, each of the 20 million new cases [PDF 1.5MB] of STIs that occur annually in the United States is potentially preventable. One of the many…

HBCU Students Using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for NBHAAD

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Student organizations have worked throughout the years to promote community awareness and activism of social issues. In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) and Black History Month, our Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), fraternities, and sororities are using new media to promote HIV/AIDS awareness.  Greek Organizations and NBHAAD The Twenty Pearls Foundation…

Black Voices: Having (and using) my voice to address stigma

Patrick Ingram

My name is Patrick, I am a gay man of color, and I currently reside in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I was diagnosed with HIV at a health department in Virginia on December 1, 2011, which happened to be World AIDS Day. Turning my life into my life’s mission From the moment I tested positive, I have…

Using Web-Based Outreach to Reach High-Risk Rural Populations

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Editor’s Note: Today we share the fourth story from the new media planning projects supported by AIDS.gov in summer 2013. To read earlier posts in this series, click here. We at Positive Connections  (Kansas’ oldest community-based HIV/AIDS organization) are working to improve the reach with our HIV related prevention and service messages. Positive Connections serves…

Music & Minority Health at SXSWi

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Editor’s Note: South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) takes place in March in Austin, Texas. The conference offers a wide variety of topics that address uses of technology for social good issues such as healthcare. We asked Alisa Hughley, founder of enBloom Media, to tell us more about the session she is facilitating at SXSWi –…

Philadelphia Story: In Search of the Digital Divide

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Editors Note: Today we share the third story from the new media planning projects supported by AIDS.gov in summer 2013. To read earlier posts in this series, click here. Here at ActionAIDS  in Philadelphia, we are taking a close look at how we use new media to advance our work towards creating an AIDS-free generation. How can…