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Looking Back: Lessons learned from the AIDS.gov team

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This has been a busy year for AIDS.gov! We have learned along with you about the potential of using new media to respond to HIV. You’ve told us how you are using new media – sharing the challenges you’ve faced and the lessons you’ve learned. This week we turn the tables – what have we…

Happy, Healthy eHolidays: Using e-cards to connect and inform

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Season’s greetings from AIDS.gov! As the year comes to a close, we’ve been enjoying the e-cards arriving in our e-mail inboxes. But what are e-cards? And – aside from connecting us with friends and colleagues – how can we use them to respond to HIV? We looked to Ann Aiken, Health Communications Specialist at the…

Picture This: Intro to Photo Sharing for HIV/AIDS

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A photograph can send a powerful message. Photo sharing has become an important new media tool that allows you not only to upload, store, and organize your photos, but also allows you to tag, share, and discuss them with your online community. Once again, we turn to Common Craft to explain “Online Photo Sharing in…

World AIDS Day 2008: The Power of YOU

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December 1 marked the 20th annual observance of World AIDS Day . At AIDS.gov, we used several new media tools to commemorate this day. We invited you to blog, to upload photos of yourself wearing a red ribbon to social network sites, and to join us in the virtual world of Second Life. But today’s…

A World AIDS Day Message to our Colleagues

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Today marks the twentieth World AIDS Day—it’s a day for all of us to come together to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, to remember those we’ve lost, and to acknowledge those working to respond to this epidemic. HIV/AIDS affects everyone, but as CDC’s Dr. Kevin Fenton reminded us in his statement for World AIDS Day, “Several…

Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day

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Join us in Facing AIDS. World AIDS Day, 2008

World AIDS Day is in less than a week (December 1)! In addition to our Bloggers Unite and Second Life activities, AIDS.gov invites you to join us in using social networks to help reduce stigma around HIV/AIDS and to promote HIV testing. Why use social networks? Many people are already using social network sites to…

The Power of Blogs: Bloggers Unite on World AIDS Day

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World AIDS Day 2008 (December 1) is now less than two weeks away! Worldwide, an estimated 33 million people are living with HIV . In the United States, an estimated one million Americans are living with HIV. AIDS.gov is partnering with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Blog Catalog for Bloggers Unite on…

World AIDS Day in Second Life

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World AIDS Day (December 1) is less than a month away! One of our many World AIDS Day activities will be our participation in a Second Life (SL) 2008 World AIDS Day event. As we mentioned in a previous post about SL, virtual worlds can be an effective way to reach people with HIV resources…