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Amplify Your Message with Video for National HIV Testing Day

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As we approach National HIV Testing Day on June 27th, we find ourselves once again thinking about ways to raise awareness about HIV testing, and to share resources that help link individuals living with HIV to medical care.  We’d like to share some thoughts on how using video can be one valuable tool for amplifying…

Invest In Your “Healthy Self” (and Post a #HealthySelfie While You’re At It)

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Today, the Obama administration is launching the “Healthy Self” campaign to encourage healthy lifestyles and connect people to the coverage and care they need. But first let us tell you about Alicia. A wife and mother of two from Houston, Alicia knows how important her health is, not only for her, but for the people…

White House Announcement: “HTTPS-Everywhere for Government”

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Editor​’s​ Note: ​It is important to learn about HTTPS. Yesterday, the White House issued a directive [PDF 258 KB] on that issue. Following is a cross-post from the White House Office of Management and Budget blog. Please give us your feedback! Today, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the HTTPS-Only Standard…

Virtual Office Hours: Stories from the field

Angel Clark

AIDS.gov’s Virtual Office Hours are free, personalized training sessions that help you use social media for your HIV programs and activities. These sessions also give us a chance to see some of the amazing social media outreach that our colleagues in the field are doing. This post is the first of a series highlighting their…

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…