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Veterans’ Stories: The VA and 30 Years of AIDS

Don't forget the chapter on AIDS

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

Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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…

Emory Launches New Tool to Visualize HIV Epidemic in the US

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Today, the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University launched AIDSVu , an interactive online map that, 30 years into the epidemic, provides a detailed view of the number of people living with an HIV diagnosis in the United States by state and county. AIDSVu is a project of Emory University that aims to…

Reaching Youth Online through HIV-Positive Youth Peer Educators

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The East Bay AIDS Center (EBAC) in Oakland, California serves approximately 1,500 East Bay residents living with HIV or AIDS. The Downtown Youth Clinic (DYC), part of EBAC, offers free and confidential services to HIV-positive youth between the ages of 13 and 24. We talked with Daniel to learn more about their HIV-positive youth HYPE…

What games are you playing?

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Co-authored by Jeremy Vanderlan, AIDS.gov Technical Deputy

Games present opportunities to use technology to address public health problems by building on the emergent experience of gaming and the peer influence that social games present. To further our understanding of the role games can and do play to improve health outcomes, we attended the 7th Annual Games for Health Conference. We joined hundreds of game developers, health professionals, and researchers from across the country and were encouraged by what we heard in the HIV/AIDS space, and beyond.

What’s a QR code?

QR Code

You may have seen them around. On billboards. In magazines. On your cereal box. You may have wondered what you are supposed to do when you see one of these jumbled images. What do they mean? And how might we use them in our response to HIV? “QR” (or “quick response”) codes store information in…