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Apps and Social Media to Show You Care

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Social media and mobile apps are great tools to help you connect to people. For example, you can connect to your former high school sweetheart on Facebook, share photos with your family on Instagram, send an eCard to your partner, or tweet about the great date you had last night. You also can use apps…

Getting Started with Pinterest

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Pinterest is a social media platform that demonstrates the power of photo sharing, helping users connect through similar interests. If you are an avid “pinner”, you have seen the boards that users typically create on topics such as fashion, apartment decor, or tourism. Government agencies and nonprofits are seeing the potential for using Pinterest to…

Storify: Curating Social Media for Worlds AIDS Day 2012

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On December 1, 2012, agencies across the U.S. Government joined together to observe World AIDS Day. To demonstrate the theme of “Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation,” agencies used social media to share policy updates, release new data, promote HIV testing, and address HIV stigma. Social media moves fast, so you may have missed some…

More than Facing AIDS: Addressing HIV Stigma with Photo Sharing

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For the past five years, AIDS.gov has hosted the Facing AIDS photo sharing initiative for World AIDS Day, December 1. We thank you for the thousand of photos you have uploaded. If you have a large batch of photos you need help uploading, send an email to contact@aids.gov. If you haven’t participated this year, it’s…

We’re all Facing AIDS one photo, message, video, blog at a time.

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We launched the Facing AIDS photo sharing initiative on World AIDS Day five years ago to give individuals worldwide an opportunity to reflect on their involvement in ending the AIDS epidemic. Since then, thousands of you have submitted messages and stories about why you are Facing AIDS. What started as a photo sharing campaign to…

Stories Behind Facing AIDS – Photo-sharing

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Why I Face AIDS By Christopher Barnhill It is said that you will find your purpose in life, but I truly believe that your purpose finds you. I am honored to wake up every day to the work I do at Metro TeenAIDS to educate youth in Washington, DC’s public and charter schools about comprehensive…

Hearing the Stories Behind the Signs — at USCA

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Stories Behind the Sign

Everyone has a story. In the 31 years of the HIV epidemic, we are all in some way affected by HIV – whether we are living with HIV, a friend, a loved one of someone with HIV, a caregiver, or a community member. Through the Facing AIDS photo initiative, thousands of people have shared a…

“A picture is worth a thousand words”: Photo Sharing at AIDS 2012

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Photo Sharing at AIDS 2012

This Labor Day, like many Americans, I spent time with friends and family and took photos that I shared with my mobile phone.  Today, sharing photos on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram (we’ll write more about Instagram in a future post) offers an easy opportunity to share information about yourself and causes you care…