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5 Things to Know About Instagram

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With a community of over 400 million monthly active users, Instagram  is one of the fastest growing photo-and video-sharing social media platforms. Between 2012–2015, Instagram’s usage doubled to include 28% of online adults (Pew Research Center, 2015). Users share nearly 80 million posts each day, making Instagram an excellent platform for those who like visual…

HepCure: Free Hepatitis C App Available for Patients and Providers to Connect and Cure

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than half of all people living with hepatitis C in the U.S. are unaware of their infection and only 9% have been successfully treated and cured, despite the availability of well-tolerated curative treatments for the past several years. A major priority of the Action Plan…

Safer Internet Day

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If we want to use digital tools effectively, we have to use them responsibly—so we wanted to share with you that today is Safer Internet Day, an awareness-raising campaign that started in Europe more than a decade ago and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries. Safer Internet Day gained official recognition in the…

#mypositivespin – helping address stigma in the Black community

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Last March, we launched the digital storytelling project, Positive Spin to continue to raise awareness and understanding of the HIV care continuum. Given the disproportionate impact of HIV on young Black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and our ongoing commitment to using new media tools in HIV efforts, Positive…

Black Voices: Two Fellows and their Social Media Engagement

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Social media has moved to the epicenter of social change. Personally, I have used multiple platforms to spread awareness, perform outreach, and engage others in challenging conversation. I wanted to know more about how other millennials are using social media, so I interviewed Ronnie McCrea during the 2016 NAESM (National AIDS Education & Services for…

Want to Host a Webinar?: Tips from the Experts

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AIDS.gov maintains a resource page with webinars of interest to the HIV and hepatitis communities. It’s a central place for our readers to find webinars that interest them.  Our page also gives webinar organizers a way to promote their event, to see how other organizers are describing and marketing their sessions, and to avoid schedule…

Get Your Game On! National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Twitterchat February 4 at 3:00 pm EST

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is a time-honored day to raise awareness of HIV in the African American community and to promote getting involved, getting tested for HIV, and, for those who are living with HIV, getting into care to stay healthy and prevent transmission. More Resources: CDC’s NBHAAD feature page AIDS.gov’s NBHAAD page…

AIDSinfo Guidelines App Provides Access to HIV Treatment Information at the Point of Care

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AIDSinfo, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the go-to site for federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice treatment guidelines. To meet health care providers’ expectation for mobile access to the guidelines, AIDSinfo has released a new Guidelines app. The app includes six HIV treatment guidelines developed by expert panels on the…