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Facebook, Instant Messaging, Skype and More—To Encourage HIV Testing

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Last month, we attended the 9th Annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities (AAMSM) in New Orleans, LA,  to encourage the use of new media in HIV/AIDS programs. Over 350 federal, state, and local health officials, community based organizations (CBOs), HIV/AIDS service providers, and community leaders gathered to share…

Taking the AIDS.gov HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Provider Locator to Facebook

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HIV/AIDS Locator on Facebook

Eight hundred million people are active users of Facebook , according to the site’s own statistics. That’s one in nine people living today. Of those 800 million, over 50% check their account on a daily basis. Because it serves as a connecting point for millions, we developed a Facebook app with our HIV/AIDS Prevention and…

New Media in Action at the 2012 National African American MSM Leadership Conference

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AAMSM Social Media Lab

More than 350 people attended the National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities in New Orleans last week. The theme of the conference was “Forward Together – Engaging Our Future Leaders.” We hosted a social media lab where we provided small group technical assistance on using new media in response…

Register Now: The Graying of HIV/AIDS Webinar

Graying of HIV

The Administration on Aging (AoA) will host a free webinar “The Graying of HIV/AIDS: Community Resources for the Aging Services Network” on Wednesday January 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Register here. This session will explore community programs and resources associated with positive aging and HIV prevention, including the new AoA Older Adults…

Social Media at the 2012 National African American MSM Leadership Conference

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AAMSM

This week, AIDS.gov is attending the 9th Annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities in New Orleans, Louisiana. From January 19-22, hundreds of federal, state, and local health officials, service providers, and community leaders will gather under the charge “Forward Together – Engaging our Future Leaders.” In addition to…

The Mobile Opportunity

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The mobile revolution is upon us. Not only do the American people go online to pay bills, buy tickets and stay connected to their friends, but they are also adopting smart mobile technology at an incredible rate. This is changing the way we interact, the way we consume and the way we work. To fundamentally change the…

Communications Technology in Public Health

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L-R: Humberto Cruz, AIDS Institute Director; Dr. Cheryl Smith, AIDS Institute Associate Medical Director; Miguel Gomez, Director, AIDS.gov

The AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health , in partnership with AIDS.gov, held its second Forum on social media and HIV/STIs – which now qualifies as an annual event — on December 8, 2011. This year, the Forum “Social Media: Going Viral Against HIV and STIs” was subtitled “Communications Technology in…

New York AIDS Institute Facebook Town Hall

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NYSDOH Facebook Town Hall

World AIDS Day 2011 in New York was marked by another event using social media against HIV and STDs. The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute conducted a one-hour Facebook/Live Town Hall in which young people were invited to ask and post questions about HIV, STDs, sexual health, and substance use. Answers came…