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Keeping it Real: Understanding the Changing Landscape of HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Communication

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Earlier this month we presented at a symposium of the HIV/AIDS Network Coordination Project’s (HANC) Communications Working Group. We asked Amy Ragsdale, HANC Special Projects Coordinator to tell us a little more about the Working Group and how they are using new media. The HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) works with the six HIV/AIDS clinical trials…

Why Mobile for AIDS.gov?

Why Mobile for AIDS.gov?

Later this month, social media and public health leaders from around the country will gather at Stanford for MobileHealth 2010 . We’re pleased to co-host this conference with our colleagues at Stanford University’s Persuasive Technology Lab and the CDC. We’ll be sharing our experiences from the conference on this blog. You can also follow the…

Health Information Technology and the Response to HIV

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We are excited to present this video as part of a series on health information technology (health IT). We’ve talked about personal health records and HIV before, and today we want to share a bit more on what health IT is all about, and what it means for those of us working to respond to…

Widget Update: AIDS Institute’s Clinical Education Initiative

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New York State AIDS Clock

Every hour and 50 minutes a New Yorker is infected with HIV.  In an effort to avert further HIV infections the AIDS Institute’s Clinical Education Initiative’s PEP Center developed the CEI Widget . This CEI Widget educates health care providers about Acute HIV infection, Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and Hepatitis B&C guidelines. The widget technology…

New Media Microgrant Awardees

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New Media Microgrant Awardees

When we launched this blog over two years ago, we stated our commitment to learning along with you to find new and creative ways to use new media in response to HIV/AIDS. Last week, we continued to honor this commitment by making 17 microgrants to organizations that are planning for and implementing new media to…

The Voices of Non-Profits: AIDS.gov at the National Technology Conference

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We attended the 2010 National Technology Conference (NTC) sponsored by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) last week, along with hundreds of nonprofit organizations from across the country. We heard from a diverse group of presenters and attendees, ranging from Andrew Sullivan’s keynote presentation about blogging for the Atlantic, to Impact Games’ Asi Burak’s talk about…

Open Government Initiative

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At AIDS.gov, we are committed to and excited about the Open Government Initiative and wanted to share this blog post announcing the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Inaugural Open Government Plan. This initiative is important to the HIV community and for public health. Today, U.S. departments and agencies are releasing their Open Government Plans…

Using the Internet to Provide HIV-Prevention Messages to Men Who Have Sex with Men

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Photo of Meeting

On Wednesday, March 24, I had the pleasure of taking part in a day-long meeting about using the Internet to provide effective HIV-prevention messages to men who have sex with men (MSM). The meeting was sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A report is being developed about the meeting (and…