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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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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…

A Conversation with Project Inform

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Co-authored by Dana Van Gorder, ED, Project Inform We use this blog to share some of the resources and work being done in the HIV community, focusing on organizations that are using new media to get the word out and enhance their services. As we’ve mentioned before, it’s important to make use of ALL the…

Lessons Learned from SXSW 2010

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Austin is a town with a distinct vibe. Where cowboy boots would be expected, nose rings are present instead. We saw more mohawks than crew cuts, more ironic t-shirts then suit coat jackets. It’s a town that thrives on individuality, and in this setting, the interactive community convenes for their flagship gathering, the South by…

Goals of a Social Networking Symposium for NIH Staff

STEP: Staff Training in Extramural Programs

AIDS.gov note: Earlier this month, AIDS.gov presented an overview on using new and social media to approximately 400 Federal staff from the National Institutes of Health. (The session was offered both live and via webcast.) We applaud NIH’s commitment to providing ongoing educational opportunities for their staff. Megan Morena, Janice Nall, Miguel Gomez To learn…

National Native HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

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For the fourth year in a row, on March 20, many communities around our country will stop to observe National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). The National Native HIVAIDS Awareness Day Planning Committee comprised of representatives from Colorado State University’s Commitment to Action for 7th-Generation Awareness & Education: HIV/AIDS Prevention Project , the Inter Tribal…

March 10 – Redoubling Our Efforts on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD)

Today, we commemorate the 5th annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate in a briefing held by the National Alliance for State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and the HHS Office on Women’s Health with important leaders in Congress. The event highlighted how the domestic epidemic is…