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We’re all Facing AIDS one photo, message, video, blog at a time.

We launched the Facing AIDS photo sharing initiative on World AIDS Day five years ago to give individuals worldwide an opportunity to reflect on their involvement in ending the AIDS epidemic. Since then, thousands of you have submitted messages and stories about why you are Facing AIDS. What started as a photo sharing campaign to…

Stories Behind Facing AIDS – Photo-sharing

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Why I Face AIDS By Christopher Barnhill It is said that you will find your purpose in life, but I truly believe that your purpose finds you. I am honored to wake up every day to the work I do at Metro TeenAIDS to educate youth in Washington, DC’s public and charter schools about comprehensive…

Stories Behind Facing AIDS: Why Do I Face AIDS?

Through the Facing AIDS photosharing initiative, you and your community can join the thousands of Americans who are helping reduce stigma and promote HIV testing by putting a face to AIDS for World AIDS Day (December 1) and beyond. Karen Walker, a nurse and a mother, wrote this powerful description of why she is Facing AIDS as…

“Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span”: Highlights from the APHA Annual Meeting

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In late October, we joined more than 12,000 public health professionals at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 2012 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span”, kicking off with an Opening Session  highlighting this theme. During the Opening Session, Dr. Reed Tuckson of…

Using Your Mobile Phone to Find Health Information: New Data

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Pew Internet & American Life Project released new data  today on using mobile phones to access health information. “One in three cell phone owners (31%) have used their phone to look for health information. In a comparable, national survey conducted two years ago, 17% of cell phone owners had used their phones to look for…

Video: Facing AIDS Photo App for World AIDS Day

Since launching the Facing AIDS mobile app in July, we have taken it on the road to AIDS 2012, the U.S. Conference on AIDS, and the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. The AIDS.gov team has showed hundreds of people how easy it is to Snap. Write. Share. a personalized message/photo with a mobile device….

Hearing the Stories Behind the Signs — at USCA

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Everyone has a story. In the 31 years of the HIV epidemic, we are all in some way affected by HIV – whether we are living with HIV, a friend, a loved one of someone with HIV, a caregiver, or a community member. Through the Facing AIDS photo initiative, thousands of people have shared a…

Looking for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Service Providers? There’s an App for That.

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Little is more powerful than taking action to find or help someone else find services for his/her health. Last year on World AIDS Day, people conducted  over 60,000 searches, 30% of which were mobile, on the HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Provider Locator to help connect people to services offering testing, treatment and care. Originally launched…