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Register Now: The Graying of HIV/AIDS Webinar

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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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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…

Geosocial Connections: Where we’ve been and where we’re going

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A recent Pew Internet & American Life Project study [PDF-843KB] found that 28% of American adults use mobile and social location-based or “geosocial” services and 55% of smartphone owners use global positioning systems (GPS) for directions and recommendations of places to visit. Geosocial networking uses location-based software or “geolocation” and GPS to identify an individual’s…

2nd Annual Golden Ticket: Party for HIV Prevention!

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We joined approximately 200 Washington, D.C. youth at the second annual Golden Ticket: Party for HIV Prevention this month in commemoration of World AIDS Day. Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) , a local community health organization, sponsored the affair with the support of community, corporate, and government partners. Building on last year’s success, the party was named…

Be Safe – Mobile!

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Earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an independent federal agency charged with promoting transportation safety, voted unanimously to recommend a nationwide ban on the nonemergency use of portable electronic devices (other than those designed to support the driving task) for all drivers. Specifically, the NTSB has called on all states and the District…