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Recapping the 2011 mHealth Conference

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The 3rd Annual mHealth Summit took place from December 6-8 at the Gaylord Convention Center near Washington, DC. The summit presented by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health brings together developers, health care professionals,  and government officials to talk about the science and the promise of mobile health technologies. Secretary of Health and…

A Remarkable Day: The Beginning of the End of AIDS

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Optimism. Passion. Poignancy. Excitement.  Last week’s World AIDS Day observances generated these emotions worldwide. Thirty years ago, when the first federal first reports of AIDS emerged, none of the new media tools we use today were available. Since then, so much has changed to inform people about HIV and AIDS. Within the Office of the…

mHealth Summit Update

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Today is the second day of the mHealth Summit in Washington DC. The largest event of its kind, the summit brings together leaders in government, the private sector, industry, academia, providers and not-for-profit organizations from across the mobile health ecosystem to “advance collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes in the…

SAMHSA and World AIDS Day—Using New Media

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“Leading with Science, Uniting for Action” is the U.S. Government (USG) theme for World AIDS Day 2011. This year, we are thankful for scientific advances in the response to HIV/AIDS—advances which have led Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to call for an “AIDS-free generation.” On December 1st, people all around the world will commemorate…

Facing AIDS in Portland, Oregon

Going Red for World AIDS Day - Cascade AIDS Project

World AIDS Day is tomorrow, December 1, and once again we’re encouraging communities to take part in a Facing AIDS. Ernesto Dominguez, Youth Technology Specialist at Cascade AIDS Project in Portland, Oregon, has been organizing Facing AIDS events for the last two years. Cascade AIDS Project is an Office of Minority Health Curbing HIV/AIDS Transmission…

Photo Sharing: The Power of Personal Testimony

Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day 2011 Gallery

AIDS.gov was proud to bring our Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day (December 1) initiative to the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) for the fourth year in a row. For those of you who are not familiar with Facing AIDS, this initiative provides participants with an opportunity to reflect on their involvement in ending the…

New Media at the U.S. Conference on AIDS

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Co-authored by Aisha Moore, Communications Director, AIDS.gov Each year at the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) in Chicago, we notice more new media workshops, tweets, and people coming by our booth to share how they are using new media in response to HIV/AIDS. It’s exciting to see how far the HIV community has come,…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights of the Final Day

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Mary Wakefield addresses USCA

This is the final in our series of daily highlights from the U.S. Conference on AIDS, which wrapped up Sunday in Chicago.  In addition to highlights from the final day’s activities, we also wanted to share a short interview with Mr. Jeffrey Crowley, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, we captured…