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Youth, Mobile, and Health at Sex::Tech 2011

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Earlier this month, I attended Sex::Tech 2011 in San Francisco, the fourth annual conference on technology, youth, and sexual health. At the conference, I heard from a range of experts – sexual health educators, researchers, technology developers, parents, and of course, youth and young adults. During her welcome presentation on Day 1, Sex::Tech founder Deb…

Highlights from the White House Meeting for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Last month I attended a White House meeting for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 11). This meeting brought together leaders from across the country and focused on where the response is today when it comes to HIV among women and girls in the U.S. After the event I spoke with some of…

Highlights from SXSWi

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The 2011 South by Southwest Interactive festival last month brought almost 19,000 attendees to Austin, Texas from all over the globe, a 40% increase over last year. The additional numbers were noticeable, right from the start. Sessions filled up quickly, escalators jammed more frequently, and the conference locales spread out from the Austin Convention Center…

2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Nonprofit Technology Conference 2011

We attended the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) sponsored by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) last week, along with hundreds of nonprofit organizations from across the country. This year 2,000+ people attended, making for the largest NTC ever. There was a of diverse group of presenters and attendees, including Dan Health , co-author of Switch:…

Addressing Language Barriers Through New Media

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A recent blog post talked about AIDSinfo, the National Library of Medicine’s online resource recently released as a mobile app. At the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health (OMH) we have another useful new media tool—a translation widget (English-Spanish) of common HIV/AIDS-related terminology.

Observing National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This Sunday, March 20th, the Indian Health Service (IHS) joins American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, Native Hawaiian communities, and the nation in observing the fifth National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Originally coordinated by Tribal organizations across the country, recognition of this day has been adopted by native and non-native communities throughout the country as an…

HHS @ SXSWi Part 1: Sound bites

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I’m writing from Austin, Texas, the capital of the Lone Star State, checking in from South by Southwest Interactive, or SXSWi. For those of you who don’t know, SXSWi is one of the biggest technology conferences in the world. I’ve met people from California to Nova Scotia, from South Korea to Hamburg, Germany. Over 10,000…

HIV Prevention for Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States

YouTube Thumbnail: A Conversation on HIV Prevention for Men who have Sex with Men at CROI 2011

Earlier this month, Gregorio Millett, with the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, gave two presentations on the critical HIV prevention needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston. The first was titled Responding to Risk Among U.S. MSM . The second was…