New Media

The Conference Comes to You: Webcasts, Web Conferences, and Webinars

TARGET Center's Web Conference

At, we work with HIV organizations from all over the country (and sometimes the world!). Often it’s not possible to sit at the same table so we rely on virtual ways to connect. Webcasts, web conferences, and webinars are ways to connect with each other and efficiently share information in cyberspace. These terms are…

Playing Favorites – Organizing and Sharing Bookmarked Webpages

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In our blog posts, we link to dozens of websites helpful to us and hopefully to you and your organizations. But how do you keep track of all these links? The answer: social bookmarking . Social bookmarking is a way to store, organize, and search your favorite webpages on the Internet. Through a social bookmarking…

Lights, Camera, Take Action! Making, Watching, and Sharing Videos Online


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Video of International AIDS Society 2009 Conference Session

Over half of internet users watch and download online videos . In the last month, we’ve shared numerous videos with you of individuals talking about the importance of HIV testing through this blog. Today’s post is dedicated to how you can use online videos to respond to HIV—by watching, making, and sharing them! Video of…

World’s Largest Open Scientific Conference on HIV/AIDS Uses New Media Tools

IAS 2009

This weekend approximately 5,000 of the world’s leading scientists, clinicians, public health experts and community leaders will convene in Cape Town, South Africa, for the 5th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention (IAS 2009) to “examine the latest developments in HIV-related research, and to explore how scientific advances can—in very practical…

Community Voice Mail: Reaching the “Phoneless” with HIV Information

Community Voice Mail. Reconnect. Achieve. Results.

Last week we wrapped up our month-long series of blog posts for National HIV Testing Day. But there’s one more National HIV Testing Day collaboration story that we’ve been waiting to share with you. We’ve discussed how communities of color use new media (and that access to new media often has much more to do…

National HIV Testing Day – It’s about YOU


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Real Stories. Real People

Saturday, June 27th was National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). For the past month, we’ve focused on real stories by real people about what taking an HIV test meant to them, through our “I Know, I Took the Test ” blog series and widget. We highlighted real personal HIV testing stories collected by organizations such as…

I Know, I Took the Test: My HIV Testing Story

Whitman-Walker Mobile HIV Testing Van

National HIV Testing Day was last Saturday. All month we've encouraged people to listen to real stories from real people about what taking an HIV test means to them. We used a widget to show short videos of both HIV+ and HIV- people sharing their stories about getting tested. And as we moved towards the…

National HIV Testing Day – A message from President Obama

National HIV Testing Day from President Obama

Throughout the month of June, we've been asking people to share their HIV testing stories. Today, in recognition of National HIV Testing Day, President Obama released a special video message about the importance of HIV testing and his own experiences getting an HIV test in Kenya. The White House has used Twitter , YouTube and…