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A New Tool for Treating STIs and Preventing HIV

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH

Annual surveillance data published last month in the 2012 STD Surveillance Report show that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) threaten the health and well-being of millions of people in the United States. However, each of the 20 million new cases [PDF 1.5MB] of STIs that occur annually in the United States is potentially preventable. One of the many…

HBCU Students Using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for NBHAAD

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Student organizations have worked throughout the years to promote community awareness and activism of social issues. In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) and Black History Month, our Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), fraternities, and sororities are using new media to promote HIV/AIDS awareness.  Greek Organizations and NBHAAD The Twenty Pearls Foundation…

Black Voices: Having (and using) my voice to address stigma

Patrick Ingram

My name is Patrick, I am a gay man of color, and I currently reside in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I was diagnosed with HIV at a health department in Virginia on December 1, 2011, which happened to be World AIDS Day. Turning my life into my life’s mission From the moment I tested positive, I have…

Using Web-Based Outreach to Reach High-Risk Rural Populations

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Editor’s Note: Today we share the fourth story from the new media planning projects supported by AIDS.gov in summer 2013. To read earlier posts in this series, click here. We at Positive Connections  (Kansas’ oldest community-based HIV/AIDS organization) are working to improve the reach with our HIV related prevention and service messages. Positive Connections serves…

Music & Minority Health at SXSWi

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Editor’s Note: South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) takes place in March in Austin, Texas. The conference offers a wide variety of topics that address uses of technology for social good issues such as healthcare. We asked Alisa Hughley, founder of enBloom Media, to tell us more about the session she is facilitating at SXSWi –…

Philadelphia Story: In Search of the Digital Divide

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Editors Note: Today we share the third story from the new media planning projects supported by AIDS.gov in summer 2013. To read earlier posts in this series, click here. Here at ActionAIDS  in Philadelphia, we are taking a close look at how we use new media to advance our work towards creating an AIDS-free generation. How can…

Instagram! Plan, Learn, Shoot

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Before joining the photo and video sharing social network Instagram, AIDS.gov staff started our communication planning process. This included reviewing our overall communications strategy [PDF 350KB], developing a specific Instagram strategy using the POST [PDF 50KB] method, and putting together an implementation plan. Part of our planning process is to: observe/learn how others are using a particular…

Black Voices: From the Community, For the Community

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At AIDS.gov, we ask that all HIV organizations assess to see how new media can extend the reach of their work. Today, we are fortunate to share with you voices from the community of men dedicated to using new media to amplify the response to HIV among black MSM. The need for a targeted response…