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mHealth Summit starts today

mHealth Summit. Research, Technology, Policy

Co-authored by Jeremy Vanderlan, AIDS.gov Web Developer The 2010 mHealth Summit started today and AIDS.gov is looking forward to exploring ways mobile technology can improve domestic HIV programs serving minority and other communities most at-risk for, or living with, HIV. In addition to hearing about the future of mobile from keynote speakers, Bill Gates, Aneesh…

Back to Basics: Using AIDS.gov Resources for Your World AIDS Day Event

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Last week we shared some materials to help you plan a Facing AIDS photo event in your community for World AIDS Day, December 1. This week, we want to point you to some additional and more general World AIDS Day event planning resources. Our World AIDS Day page has lots of resources now, and we’ll…

World Problems + Your Solutions = Challenge.gov

Challenge.gov. Government Challenges, Your Solutions

Good ideas are everywhere. No organization, individual, or government has a monopoly on good ideas. Recognizing this, a new federal website, Challenge.gov, has been created as a place where the public and government can solve problems together. Federal agencies post “challenges”, or contests, on the site, and members of the public can offer innovative solutions…

Join us in Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day

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Join AIDS.gov in Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day, Decmember 1, 2010

For the past two years, we’ve asked people from across the country (and around the world) to share why they are Facing AIDS in honor of World AIDS Day, December 1. Facing AIDS is an initiative based on a simple idea: we believe that we are stronger together, and that by sharing our faces and…

AIDS.gov Microgrant Awardees: Responding to the Epidemic through New Media

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Harm Reduction Coalition

In our final post of the microgrant series, we look at programs that use new media to reach out to some of the most highly affected and at-risk communities in their service areas. These efforts reflect the complex impact of the epidemic. Detroit’s Adult Well-Being Services (AWBS) built on its Stop HIV/AIDS and Addiction through…

HHS Secretary Addresses Bullying and Teen Suicide

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The problems of bullying and suicide are serious—and children or adolescents who are, or are perceived to be, LGBT are at particular risk. We would like to note that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan highlighted this issue in op-ed pieces in several major city newspapers. Please see the full article below….

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day: Save a life. It might be your own. Get tested for HIV

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Today October 15th is both the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month and National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). In 2003, NLAAD was established in response to the impact of HIV and AIDS on Hispanic/Latino communities nationwide. NLAAD is a national community mobilization and social marketing campaign that unites the Hispanic/Latino community in efforts to raise HIV…

Greater Than AIDS Campaign’s “Deciding Moments”

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Greater Than AIDS, a campaign to respond to the AIDS crisis with a focus on African American communities in the U.S., recently launched the next phase of its national media campaign, Deciding Moments. The campaign is using a variety of traditional and new media tools such as videos and social networking sites (like Facebook and…