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Social Media at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference

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The 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) will be held in Atlanta, August 14-17. Once again, the NHPC will work to educate attendees about the benefits of using social media strategies in their HIV prevention and outreach efforts. The conference will also be using social media to bring together the conference followers, update attendees on…

Looking Back at 30 Years of AIDS

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One month ago, June 5, 2011 commemorated 30 years of AIDS in the U.S. Much has changed since 1981 (see this timeline for a history of AIDS). Not only has the epidemic changed, but so has how we communicate with each other. I remember what an impact the fax machine had on how we shared…

Highlights from a National Discussion on 30 Years of AIDS in the United States

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Earlier this month over 2,000 government employees, stakeholders, staff from community organizations, consumers, and advocates working in HIV participated in a webinar, “The State and Future of HIV/AIDS” to recognize 30 years of AIDS. The following federal leaders briefly spoke: Dr. Maggie Czarnogorski (VA) noted the current context of both the 30 years of AIDS…

A Box of Tools for National HIV Testing Day 2011

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Co-authored by Deb LeBel, Partnerships Specialist, AIDS.gov

This is the season for toolboxes. Sunday was Father’s Day – and tools are a popular gift for dads. Summer is the time when many of us pull out our toolboxes to work on home improvement or hobby projects.

So that got us thinking about the “tools” we have in our HIV prevention

Veterans’ Stories: The VA and 30 Years of AIDS

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Did you know that the Veterans Health Administration is the largest single provider of HIV care in the United States, providing care for more than 24,000 Veterans living with HIV in 2010? The VA has been and remains an integral part of the service delivery system for people living with HIV in our country. The…

National HIV Testing Day TwitterViews

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New media has become a crucial tool for relaying health information, sharing resources, developing and maintaining partnerships, promoting events and building community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS.gov and other Federal partners have taken great strides in using new media as a form of outreach and communication, including the use of blogs,…

Today is Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Co-authored by Jane Carper, Intern, AIDS.gov

Today is Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NCAHAAD)—an annual observance dedicated to increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean American community. The National Planning Committee Exit Disclaimer convened by Caribbean People International Collective, Inc. is the lead organizer for the day. Observed during National Caribbean American Heritage Month Exit Disclaimer and just after

The State and Future of HIV/AIDS Webinar

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On June 5, many in the HIV/AIDS community and beyond will stop to recognize the 30 years of AIDS, remember the first report of the cases of AIDS and look at where we have come in our response to the HIV epidemic. In commemoration, on June 15 at 3pm ET, AIDS.gov will host a webinar/conference…