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Doing Right By World AIDS Day: Putting Community Front and Center

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Aryeh Lebeau

World AIDS Day, December 1, presents a unique challenge to a website such as TheBody.com that is devoted to all things HIV/AIDS year-round. How do we commemorate the day in a way that doesn’t simply rehash the information we disseminate every other day of the year? And how do we make World AIDS Day relevant…

Using Twitter at the HIV Prevention Leadership Summit

Booth at NPIN conference

At CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN), we have embraced social media as a key tool in developing and maintaining strong partnerships. As a CDC project whose purpose includes HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STD, and tuberculosis informational support to prevention partners, stakeholders, and other constituents, we realize the benefits of sharing key messages, new resources, and…

“FACING AIDS together, with YOU”: Communities Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day

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Woman holding Facing AIDS sign that reads 'I am 71... Facing AIDS with dignity and courage!

Last week for World AIDS Day (December 1) we were honored to join colleagues and friends around the world in Facing AIDS. Over 1,300 photos were uploaded to Flickr, saying why you were Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day.

Social Media: Going Viral Against HIV and STIs

Social Media. Going viral Against HIV and STIs

The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, in partnership with AIDS.gov and the New York State Clinical Education Initiative , is hosting Social Media: Going Viral Against HIV and STIs tomorrow, December 7, 2010, at New York University’s Kimmel Center . Improved integration of social media in HIV and STI prevention and care…

Hairdressers Against AIDS: For a Beautiful World Without AIDS

Hairdressers Against AIDS (HAA) and the L'Oreal Foundation

As we continue to observe World AIDS Day, I want to acknowledge the partnership with the Global Business Coalition , which brought AIDS.gov into a working relationship with Hairdressers Against AIDS (HAA) and their partner, the L'Oreal Foundation . Yesterday, in advance of World AIDS Day, HAA sponsored a key event at the United Nations…

Foursquare: Where are We on World AIDS Day?

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Today, on World AIDS Day, we re-dedicate ourselves to raising awareness about an epidemic that has claimed far too many lives. This is an opportunity for us to reflect on the many tools we use to reach our audience and whether they are appropriate for the messages we are trying to communicate. Since there has…

Doing More With Less

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The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

Note from Miguel Gomez, AIDS.gov Director: This week we are pleased to share a post from one of our many partners — The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GBC) , on an initiative to bring HIV testing information to millions for World AIDS Day and beyond. Read on to find out what…

SAMHSA is Facing World AIDS Day

Brian Campbell

An estimated 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV and one out of five individuals doesn’t know they are infected. [1] World AIDS Day is observed annually on December 1 to raise awareness about HIV, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services [2] and…