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Reaching the Right People with the Right Tools for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

HIV/AIDS Prevention: A Choice and a Lifestyle. Save the Date, 2/7/2010. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

I recently had a conversation with LaMont “Montee” Evans of Healthy Black Communities to talk about plans for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). On February 7, 2010, the nation will recognize NBHAAD for the 10th year. Evans serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Healthy Black Communities, Inc., the lead organization on the Strategic…

Help for Haiti

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The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, caused devastating damage and cost thousands of lives in and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Our heartfelt condolences are with those feeling the repercussions of the this tragedy around the world, including members of our own AIDS.gov team.

A Conversation with the Director of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health

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The transgender community has been disproportionately affected by HIV, and often faces challenges finding and accessing appropriate services. JoAnne Keatley, Director of the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health , is one of the leaders in the larger national conversation about increasing access to culturally competent healthcare for transgender people. At AIDS.gov, we are…

Looking Towards the Future with Mobile

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In the past week, text messaging to raise funds for earthquake relief in Haiti demonstrated the potential of mobile phones to offer simple solutions to help those in need. The emergence of smart phones , mapping technology and mobile applications has dramatically increased mobile use — a recent poll from the Pew Internet and American…

President Obama’s Open Government Directive: Transparency, Participation, Collaboration

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In my post last week, I mentioned President Obama’s Open Government Initiative, focused on making a “transparent, participatory, and collaborative” government. You may also have heard about some of the steps already made towards greater transparency in Government — take a look at the Open Government Innovations Gallery, to see some examples of new ways…

Voices of New Media Leaders Across the Country- A Few Highlights from 2009

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In last week’s post I shared some of our new media lessons learned from the past year, and this week I’m excited to share with you a short video highlighting voices and new media lessons learned from several of our Federal and community partners. From San Francisco to Oklahoma to Washington, DC, to texting, podcasts,…

Top 10 New Media Lessons 2009 & Open Government Initiative

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As 2010 approaches and I look back at 2009, I want to first share some of my new media lessons learned from AIDS.gov. The most important thing that I learned this year is that we still have so much more to learn! The good news is that as the AIDS community learns and uses more…

New Media Use at the New York State Department of Health’s AIDS Institute

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At the CDC’s HIV Prevention Conference last August, I talked with our colleague, Humberto Cruz, about new media and HIV. Humberto is the Director of the AIDS Institute at the New York State Department of Health . I was excited to hear about the AIDS Institute’s adoption of new media — they’ve developed a widget…

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