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NMAC at the AIDS.gov booth at USCA

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…

Talking To Your Cell Phone

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Co-authored by Michelle Samplin-Salgado, New Media Strategist, AIDS.gov

A day after Apple announced the new 4S iPhone, they lost their leader and visionary, Steve Jobs. We joined many others in commemorating the loss of a man whose work and vision have impacted the HIV and public health community with technology, access and communication. He helped…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights of Day 3

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USCA

This is the third in our series of daily highlights from the U.S. Conference on AIDS in Chicago. This post spotlights some activities related to treatment and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) from Saturday, November 12. Later this week we will provide a summary of the final day of the conference along with a blog…

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

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Phill Wilson, Founder/CEO of the Black AIDS Institute addresses the 2011 USCA (photo courtesy of E. Negron/NMAC)

This is the second in our series of daily highlights from USCA 2011. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) was featured prominently again in several sessions. Game Changers – Redefining HIV Yesterday’s inspiring and thought provoking plenary session challenged the more than 2,500 participants to contemplate how advances in HIV are redefining their roles. The session opened…

U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights of Day 1

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Secretary Sebelius Addresses USCA

The 15th annual U.S. Conference on AIDS got underway yesterday in Chicago. Over the next four days we’ll be sharing brief daily highlights from the conference focusing particularly on issues related to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Our first post is longer than usual, but with two plenary sessions and numerous day-long sessions, much transpired…

The U.S. Conference on AIDS and the Affordable Care Act

Kathleen Sebelius

This week marks the start of the 2011 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), November 10-13 in Chicago. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will speak at the opening plenary on Thursday, November 10. Related to these remarks, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released an updated fact sheet…

Announcing the Leading Health Indicators Apps Challenge

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Today, at the 138th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Dr. Howard Koh, our Assistant Secretary for Health, and I joined a distinguished group of health leaders for a discussion about the new “Leading Health Indicators” for Healthy People 2020 – a set of 12 categories that capture 26 key measures of…