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Looking for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Service Providers? There’s an App for That.

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Little is more powerful than taking action to find or help someone else find services for his/her health. Last year on World AIDS Day, people conducted  over 60,000 searches, 30% of which were mobile, on the HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Provider Locator to help connect people to services offering testing, treatment and care. Originally launched…

Making the New Media Declaration a Reality

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“We call upon the HIV Community to declare that new media and emerging technologies are critical to help us connect, create, listen, learn and engage as we move towards and AIDS-free generation.” – New Media Declaration This declaration was first made with more than 200 individuals at AIDS 2012 during our satellite session, “The State…

Building Public Engagement Using “Twitter Townhalls”

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Editor’s note: At AIDS.gov we dedicate time each week to listening and learning from our colleagues in the social media world. We are always looking to improve our use of Twitter given that we update our Twitter feed more than any of our other social media spaces.  Our colleagues regularly host Twitter Chats (PDF) and Townhalls…

AIDS.gov Observes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: Fostering Communication and Using New Media throughout the Years

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As we approach National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), I am reminded of work I began in 1991 when I worked full-time with the National Council of La Raza to develop technical assistance for HIV programs serving Latinos. The impact of HIV on Latinos was profound in the early 1990s. In 1990, according to CDC,…

2012 U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights from Day 3

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Editor’s note: This is the final in our series of blog posts sharing highlights from the National Minority AIDS Council’s 2012 U.S. Conference on AIDS.  HIV and aging was the issue in the spotlight at the third day of the annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA). Thanks to effective treatment, the population of people living…

Reflections on Social Media: You Can Do This!

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Last week at the 16th annual United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), I had the opportunity to interact with conference participants during two workshops on new media. We worked together to help answer the question posed by President Barack Obama in the Digital Government Strategy: “I want us to ask ourselves every day—how are we…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights from Day 2

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The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) continued Monday. Among the highlights was a plenary session that put the spotlight on research for an HIV cure. Advances in HIV Cure Research   The presentation, “Toward a Cure for HIV: The Need for Science, Collaboration, and Advocacy”, was moderated by Dr. Jack Whitescarver, Director of the Office…

Social Good: Igniting Passion and Innovation for a Better World

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Editor’s Note: This week the AIDS.gov team is at the United States Conference on AIDS. We will return next week with highlights from the social media sessions. Today we have a guest post about another recent conference, The Social Good Summit.  Last week, global leaders gathered in New York City to discuss a wide spectrum…