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Social Media Tools to Help You Observe Hepatitis Awareness Month

Hepatitis Awareness

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, providing us with 31 days to raise awareness of viral hepatitis in the United States. Awareness activities will take place throughout the month, with Tuesday, May 19th designated as National Hepatitis Testing Day. With an estimated 3.5-5.3 million Americans living with chronic viral hepatitis, most of whom are unaware that…

National Minority Health Month: Training the Public Health Work Force

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For National Minority Health Month, I want to raise an issue that is vital to improve the health and health equity of our Nation: that is, the development of a public health workforce that reflects the diversity of the U.S. population. In relation to HIV, it is critical that we ensure a workforce that has the… Is Evolving With You in Mind

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Editor’s Note: This cross-post from The White House Blog highlights the Obama Administration’s focus on leveraging digital tools and technologies to better reach and inform the American public. One of the objectives of the Digital Government Strategy (DGS) is to: “Enable the American people and an increasingly mobile workforce to access high-quality digital government information…

Public Health and Pop Culture? Joining the Conversation to Raise Awareness for HIV


Through our Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram  channels, we share a wide range of resources on HIV/AIDS and new media. We also share resources during popular cultural events by using hashtags to join the online conversation. For example, during the Super Bowl  and Academy Awards, we use #superbowl  and #oscars  to reach people who may not…

Stop the Virus by Going Viral

National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Editor’s Note: Last week CDCNPIN (@CDCNPIN),  @YouthAIDSDay,  Dr. Stephanie Zaza, Director of CDC’s Division of Adolescent & School Health (@DrZazaCDC), (@AIDSgov) and MAC AIDS Fund (@MACAIDSFund) sponsored a Twitter chat,  in advance of the observance of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day on April 10th. These handles and participants such as @APAPublicInt  shared…

Black Voices: Integrating Social Media in HIV Outreach

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Meet Kahlib The Black Voices series was started over a year ago to share information on important social media and HIV-related topics for the community, by the community. All our bloggers have unique stories about living with and/or advocating about HIV. Today, we introduce you to our newest blogger: Kahlib Barton. In this…

Recognizing National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day: A Focus on Evidence-Based Programming


In April, National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) brings together young leaders, national community partners and many other organizations and individuals nation-wide to foster a better response to the HIV epidemic. One of the many ways the federal government is responding to the HIV epidemic is to equip youth with the skills and…

Update on Youth and Social Media Use

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National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) commemorated on April 10 highlighted that 26% of new HIV cases in the U.S. are among people ages 13 to 24. This year’s theme, Engaging Youth Voices in the Response to HIV & AIDS, reminds us to re-assess how and where we can connect with and “listen to” young…