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Using Technology to Support HIV Testing and Medication Adherence: Lessons from Oregon

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For people who engage in ongoing risk behaviors, knowing your status means testing regularly. And for people living with HIV, keeping the virus under control means taking medications every day. We all want to be healthy, but remembering and following a health routine can be a challenge. That’s why the Oregon Health Authority partnered with YTH…

Register Today! AIDS.gov Director Shares His Experience Evaluating New Media

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Join AIDS.gov and leaders from the Canadian and UK government service for a webinar discussion on evaluating government communications on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to noon (EDT). Register here to attend this free event. Around the world, government communicators are facing a rapidly changing media landscape with new opportunities and new challenges….

3 Takeaways from our Black Voices Blog Series

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From the beginning of the AIDS.gov blog, we found that encouraging conversations is the best way to ensure that we are connecting with our readers. By joining our “voice” with the voices of those we are working to reach and serve, we work together to increase access to HIV/AIDS information. Our conversations have yielded important…

Three Steps Towards Twitter Engagement as a Healthcare Professional Part II

Alisa M. Hughley, MPH

Author’s Note: Last week, I blogged on 4 Things I learned about MDs of Color on Twitter. I recently interviewed some physicians to learn how they use Twitter in their professional lives and gained a wealth of information from both last week’s post and from the information I have shared here. Health care providers of…

A Powerful Minute: Effective Videos

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During our AIDS.gov new media school session today, we discussed the effective use of video in public health communications and viewed a new video produced by the White House as part of the 1 is 2 Many campaign to end violence and sexual assault against women. Our discussion ties back to yesterday’s Black Voices blog post where Ken Williams shared how video has become an…

Black Voices: Home In Story

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Storytelling is a tool for self-expression; a method for transferring information. It is a practice so innate to our human construction that we perform story, naturally, several times daily, without ever pausing to realize that we’ve done it. Just think… how often do we answer everyday questions with story? Ever found yourself wrapped-up in a…

4 Things I Learned about Physicians of Color on Twitter

Alisa M. Hughley, MPH

Author’s Note: During this year’s South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival, I facilitated a workshop entitled Minorities in Health Tech: A How-to Workshop (#MinHIT ). I was delighted to learn that this conversation extended beyond the physical space with questions and comments from numerous Twitter users. In total, 87 Twitter users generated 291 tweets containing #MinHIT . The…

HIV/AIDS Basics: A New App for iPad

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Editor’s Note: Since this post was published, the HIV/AIDS Basics app has been made available for Android devices. Download it in the Google Play Store . If you’ve visited AIDS.gov before, you’re likely familiar with the array of HIV/AIDS content found on the site. Time and time again, our analytics and usability testing tell us that…