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#mypositivespin – helping address stigma in the Black community

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Last March, we launched the digital storytelling project, Positive Spin to continue to raise awareness and understanding of the HIV care continuum. Given the disproportionate impact of HIV on young Black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and our ongoing commitment to using new media tools in HIV efforts, Positive…

Black Voices: Two Fellows and their Social Media Engagement

Kahlib Barton and Ronnie McCrea

Social media has moved to the epicenter of social change. Personally, I have used multiple platforms to spread awareness, perform outreach, and engage others in challenging conversation. I wanted to know more about how other millennials are using social media, so I interviewed Ronnie McCrea during the 2016 NAESM (National AIDS Education & Services for…

Want to Host a Webinar?: Tips from the Experts

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AIDS.gov maintains a resource page with webinars of interest to the HIV and hepatitis communities. It’s a central place for our readers to find webinars that interest them.  Our page also gives webinar organizers a way to promote their event, to see how other organizers are describing and marketing their sessions, and to avoid schedule…

Get Your Game On! National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Twitterchat February 4 at 3:00 pm EST

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is a time-honored day to raise awareness of HIV in the African American community and to promote getting involved, getting tested for HIV, and, for those who are living with HIV, getting into care to stay healthy and prevent transmission. More Resources: CDC’s NBHAAD feature page AIDS.gov’s NBHAAD page…

AIDSinfo Guidelines App Provides Access to HIV Treatment Information at the Point of Care

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AIDSinfo, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the go-to site for federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice treatment guidelines. To meet health care providers’ expectation for mobile access to the guidelines, AIDSinfo has released a new Guidelines app. The app includes six HIV treatment guidelines developed by expert panels on the…

NAESM 2016: #LIVEIT #BEIT #OWNIT

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The National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities (NAESM) has served the HIV community for almost 25 years–and we wanted to highlight their conference, the National African American Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and Other Disparities, which is currently underway in Los Angeles (through January 24). The conference is expected to draw a new generation of…

#SomosSocial: Bilingual Twitter Chats—How to Do Them Effectively

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Editor’s Note: Twitter Chats are a way to engage with your audience members on Twitter, in real-time. On January 5th, AIDS.gov and others participated in a #SaludTues Twitter chat discussing the importance of Latino Americans obtaining health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Looking for more information about Twitter chats? Check out other AIDS.gov blog…

State of the Union & Digital Tools

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Every Tuesday, we blog about how to use social media tools. Yesterday, we cross-posted White House blogs on how they are using social media tools to extend the reach of their work and make it possible for people across the U.S. to connect and engage in policy discussions, including those around the State of the Union address….