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Federal Voices Addressing HIV/AIDS with New Media

Jane Carper

At AIDS.gov we manage and receive guidance from the Federal HIV/AIDS Web Council (FHAWC). Its members are the federal agencies that address HIV testing, care and treatment, research and policy issues. During my internship with AIDS.gov this summer, I took a look at how the agencies of the Council are drawing on new media platforms…

Chemistry at the National HIV Prevention Conference Social Media Lab

Social Media Lab at National HIV Prevention Conference

Co-authored by Hadiza Buge, Web Content Manager, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Mindy Nichamin, New Media Coordinator, AIDS.gov

AIDS.gov and the CDC hosted a social media lab with special sessions on using new media at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, Georgia (follow the hashtag #2011NHPC to listen to the conversation). The lab was a place where people could stop by and get personalized technical assistance.

Start Your HIV Prevention Planning for Adolescent Health with the New School Year

How young people learn about health issues

Don’t wait till spring! The beginning of a new school year presents a great opportunity to start thinking about integrating HIV prevention programming into young people’s lives. While youth as a whole are not overrepresented among HIV positive communities, adolescents are particularly vulnerable to disease transmission due to their risk-taking stage of life. Currently, each…

Google+: A primer for the HIV/AIDS Community

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Co-authored by Jodi Sperber, Consultant, John Snow Inc.

Google+ Exit Disclaimer was released to a limited audience (in beta) on June 28, 2011 and has received a lot of attention since then. Within the first month, over 10 million people signed up to try it out. You may have seen the Google +1 button which is similar to the “like” on Facebook, but what’s it really about?

Using Video to Tell Your Story: Reflections on 30 Years of AIDS and the One-Year Anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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I am the Strategy. Are You?

More than half of all internet users have watched and downloaded online videos according to the The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project . And over the past few weeks, we’ve shared videos about the importance of HIV testing and the progress that has been made since the first cases of AIDS were…

Social Media for Nonprofits

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Last month, I attended Social Media for Nonprofits in San Francisco, a conference series taking place in cities across the country. The conferences bring together social media experts and nonprofit leaders to share what’s working in fundraising, marketing, and advocacy. I learned about several social media tools and tips relevant for the AIDS community. Participate….

AIDS.gov Surpasses 100,000 Twitter Followers – What Does It Really Mean?

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The last month and a half has been a busy time for the HIV community. We commemorated 30 years since the first reported cases of AIDS on June 5, promoted National HIV Testing Day on June 27, and recognized the one-year anniversary of the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy on July 13. And amidst…

6th International AIDS Society Conference Underway This Week

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This week, over 5,000 delegates from around the world are attending the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011) in Rome, Italy. This biannual conference is the world’s largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS, and provides “a unique opportunity for the world’s leading scientists, clinicians, public health experts and…