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Hepatitis Awareness Month: Join the Twitter Chat!

Hepatitis Awareness-Month - cropped - May 2016

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and Altarum and NMAC are taking to Twitter to spread the word about viral hepatitis, particularly in minority communities. Millions of Americans in every community are living with viral hepatitis. While anyone can be exposed, being informed about which communities are disproportionately impacted can help focus…

A (former) White House Intern’s Personal Reflection on AIDS

White House intern screenshot - May 2016 - cropped

When our (former) ONAP intern, Daniel, told me what prompted his interest in HIV/AIDS work, I was quite moved and wanted you all to hear his story, too. This young man is driven by similar factors that motivated thousands of us many years ago: a personal connection, inspiration derived from witnessing extraordinary bravery, and a…

The Evolution of Digital Image-Sharing

Some members of the AIDS.gov team, FacingAIDS, 2010

Images are an  important part of storytelling. For the HIV community, images have long provided a way to tell stories, share experiences, inspire people to get tested, etc. Images like those of ACT UP protests, or the AIDS Memorial Quilt covering the National Mall in Washington, D.C., created a sense of urgency and/or empathy for…

Twitter Polls: Same Channel, New Engagement

Screen capture of the AIDS.gov Twitter poll on April 8th.

AIDS.gov is always exploring how social media can amplify our engagement . Our unofficial motto is LETS (Learn, Explore, Try, Share) DO THIS! When Twitter Polls were launched in October 2015, we started watching some brands use them. Before we tried a Twitter Poll, we set three goals: First, we wanted to test the viability…

Meet the 5 Men that are putting a “Positive Spin” on HIV

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Thanks to advances in HIV treatment, people living with HIV who are diagnosed early, linked to care, prescribed antiretroviral therapy (ART), and stay adherent to their medication are able to live healthy lives and reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others. Positive Spin is nominated for a Webby Award . We created this listicle to celebrate…

Why We Launched A Snapchat Account and How We’ll Measure Success

USAgov Snapchat blog image

Editor’s Note: AIDS.gov is learning about Snapchat and today we share how other organizations are using this new tool and measuring impact. Here’s how the Human Rights Campaign  is using Snapchat: “As one of the first nonprofits to launch on Snapchat, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)…

HIV/AIDS Bureau Seeks User Input on Web Site Redesign

HRSA logo April 2016 cropped

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) invites you to take a 10-15 minute online survey that will help the Bureau understand how best to organize and improve the HAB website and make it more useful for its users. This is part of the process to develop an improved HAB website that delivers…

Learn: National CLAS Standards fundamentals (webinar)

OMH CLAS webinar slide

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health recently hosted the first webinar in a series on the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care, also known as the National CLAS Standards. In case you missed it: Watch the recorded National CLAS Standards webinar here What…