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Making/Developing A Website For All: Our Accessibility Story

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508: what does this number mean to you? (Hint: no, it is not the number of members of the Electoral College!) 508 refers to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires Federal agencies and their grantees to produce digital content that is accessible to people with disabilities. The law covers mobility, sensory,…

10 Tips for World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now

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Today, AIDS.gov offers 10 tips to support your involvement in World AIDS Day 2015. We hope these images provide you with resources and ideas that inspire you to act. Be a part of the global commitment to end HIV. Check out our World AIDS Day Awareness Day page for these tips and more digital resources. Join the #WAD2015 conversation…

AIDS.gov Tips: Digital Resources for World AIDS Day

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For World AIDS Day 2015 on December 1, we’ve prepared 10 tips to support your World AIDS Day activities.We encourage you to share the first 5 tips and link to resources from across the U.S. Government. Stay involved! Join the conversation using #WAD2015  and visit our World AIDS Day Awareness Day page. Get the tips…

Digital Tools: Supporting the White House’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy ~ Example from the Corporate Sector

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As has been observed often, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, is a national plan, not just a federal one. Active participation from stakeholders across all sectors of society is needed to put the Strategy into action and end the HIV epidemic. Illustrating how members of the corporate sector are contributing to implementing the…

Empowering Women to End HIV & Intimate Partner Violence

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HIV activist Gina Brown  never looked at herself as a victim of intimate partner violence. When she found out she was living with HIV, the violence got worse. There is a strong connection between domestic abuse and HIV. According to the CDC [PDF 1,824 KB], an estimated one in three women in the U.S. experiences domestic…

#APHA15 Social Media Lab: Where digital and health communications meet!

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For the third year in a row, we collaborated with APHA  to provide free social media technical assistance (TA) at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting . Over 130 conference attendees stopped by the “Social Media Lab.” They received personal sessions with an AIDS.gov or APHA social media expert, or attended mini sessions addressing popular…

Data Provide Insight to Improve Adolescents’ Health

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Young adults face the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States. Here are the eye-opening facts: Young adults aged 15 to 24 account for half of the 20 million new STDs that occur in the U.S. each year. [PDF 1,604 KB] As compared to other groups, women aged 15 to 24…

Health Communication vs. Content Marketing

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Editor’s Note: AIDS.gov recently had the honor of attending and being a part of the Planning Committee for the NIH Digital Summit. Here is the second of 2 blogs about the event from panelist Erin Edgerton Norvell.  Recently, I was honored to join an excellent line-up of digital health communicators at the NIH Digital Summit. I…