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The Year in Review: 2015 Digital Highlights and Insights

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We’re five days into 2016, and, like many of you, we are reflecting on the the past year while planning for the year to come. It’s been nearly 10 years since we first launched AIDS.gov. Eight years have passed since we started this blog and sent our first tweet. In social media years, that makes…

Make a Resolution to Learn More about the Affordable Care Act: Upcoming Webinars

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The 2016 Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period runs until the end of January, and across the country Americans are enrolling in affordable, quality health care coverage. Several upcoming webinars will highlight the open enrollment period and how to engage individuals at risk for and living with HIV, as well as other populations: Affordable Care Act…

NIH Image Gallery Now on Flickr

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Editor’s Note: Our first new media blog of 2015 emphasized the value of “keeping it visual.” So for our final new media post for the year, we share with you an image gallery from the National Institutes of Health that can help enhance your digital content. Looking for health or science related images? The National Institutes…

“We Are Family” Highlights Critical Role Support Plays For Those Living with HIV

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When Masonia was diagnosed with HIV, her childhood best friend, Crystal, was one of the first people she told. “I wanted her to know she could talk to me about anything, and I would not judge her,” says Crystal recalling that day. Since that day, Crystal has been a constant source of support for Masonia,…

Twitter & AIDS.gov – Continuing to Learn and Share

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In October, we wrote about a noticeable drop in our new followers each month on Twitter, which we discovered as part of our routine monitoring efforts. We were concerned and wanted to understand why this change occurred. We also believe in transparency and sharing as a mechanism to learn, and in that spirit are providing…

Watch and Find: Webinars and HIV

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When was the last time you watched a webinar? Virtual participation can help you to stay abreast of what’s happening in the world of HIV prevention, care and treatment or research. Watch We recently redesigned the AIDS.gov webinars resource page to better share information about webinars that we think might be useful to YOU. The…

Making/Developing A Website For All: Our Accessibility Story

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508: what does this number mean to you? (Hint: no, it is not the number of members of the Electoral College!) 508 refers to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires Federal agencies and their grantees to produce digital content that is accessible to people with disabilities. The law covers mobility, sensory,…

10 Tips for World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now

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Today, AIDS.gov offers 10 tips to support your involvement in World AIDS Day 2015. We hope these images provide you with resources and ideas that inspire you to act. Be a part of the global commitment to end HIV. Check out our World AIDS Day Awareness Day page for these tips and more digital resources. Join the #WAD2015 conversation…