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Reaching Latinos with New Media for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

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Tomorrow is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). According to a recently released CDC fact sheet, Latinos represent only 15% of the total U.S. population, but make up 18% of new HIV infections. Among Latinos, men make up the vast majority of new HIV infections (76%), but Latino women are also at disproportionate risk for…

¿Cómo usar los nuevos medios de comunicación para promover el Día Latino para la Concientización del SIDA?

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Mañana es el Día Latino para la Concientización del SIDA (NLAAD, por sus siglas en inglés). Según datos recientes del CDC, los latinos representan sólo el 15% del total de la población de Estados Unidos, pero son el 18% de los nuevos casos de VIH. Entre los latinos, los hombres representan la vasta mayoría de…

Communities of Color and New Media Use: Part II

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As we mentioned in our last post, after attending The United States Conference on AIDS we wanted to get a clearer understanding of internet and new media use among communities of color. To learn more we hosted a webinar, “Underserved Populations and New Media Use,” for over 100 of our Federal colleagues and their grantees…

Catching up with Communities of Color: Online and New Media Use

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Fard Johnmar

In our last post on the United States Conference on AIDS , we talked about a number of programs that are using new media to reach minority communities with HIV/AIDS information and resources. At the conference we heard about HIV/AIDS programs trying to be where many of their communities are: online and using new media….

Looking Back, Moving Forward

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Last week we attended the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC). USCA is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S. Three-thousand people came together to share information, create new networks, and learn about the latest tools being used to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS. Conference participants included…

“A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words”– How to Increase Involvement in World AIDS Day 2008

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“A picture is worth a thousand words” and today we will be talking about two different powerful pictures that relate to World AIDS Day–one which involves data, and the other which involves you. Picture # 1: The Trend The picture above shows our search results from typing “AIDS” into Google Trends (a tool that lets…

The Health Blogosphere

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As the summer comes to an end, we want to share information about an event which took place this summer and reinforced the importance of using new media tools in public health. In July, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) sponsored a webcast, “The Health Blogosphere: What It Means for Policy Debates and Journalism ”. Secretary…

Using Twitter in Response to HIV/AIDS: The Hot New Tool (Today?)

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We’ve been hearing a lot about Twitter lately. At Texting4Health , Podcamp, and on NPR , people have been talking about Twitter as the "hot/new" tool to help you communicate fast and effectively. Just this last weekend, NPR’s Andy Carvin created a StormWire Twitter account to send notifications about the hurricanes and other tropical storms.