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AIDS.gov Virtual Office Hours! Register now for free social media training

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AIDS.gov Virtual Office Hours is our new social media technical assistance service. Registering for a Virtual Office Hours session gives you one-on-one time with an AIDS.gov social media expert, to ask questions about new media tools, learn strategies that are well-suited to your HIV outreach, and share your organization’s best practices. You can make an…

United States Conference on AIDS, USCA 2014: The largest annual AIDS-related gathering in the U.S. begins on Oct 2.

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The 18th annual United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)  takes place on October 2-5, 2014 in San Diego, CA, and is hosted by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), the nation’s leading advocacy organization representing communities of color who are impacted by HIV/AIDS. USCA is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S., bringing together thousands of…

NBHAAD’s New Media Outreach Explodes Under “The New Normal”

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Editor’s Note: This is the second post in our series looking at how social media has been used to support national health observances. As our readers plan for upcoming observance days including National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2015, we encourage you to check out all our HIV/AIDS Awareness Day posts. This year marks the 14th…

What’s A Twitter Chat? Let’s Chat for HIV/AIDS

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Twitter chats, also called “tweetchats”, have increasingly become a way to discuss key topics and exchange knowledge and resources among experts and community members . Twitter chats can be excellent opportunities to network with those in your field, learn about new topics, and gain visibility for your work. Many HIV organizations host Twitter chats on health topics,…

Black Voices: Tips for Reaching the Black MSM Community Online

Anthony Roberts, Jr.

According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project , 73% of African American internet users report using a social networking site of some kind . If you are trying to reach the Black MSM community online, these tools can be key to your HIV prevention and awareness efforts. There are a vast number of social…

Three Steps Towards Twitter Engagement as a Healthcare Professional Part II

Alisa M. Hughley, MPH

Author’s Note: Last week, I blogged on 4 Things I learned about MDs of Color on Twitter. I recently interviewed some physicians to learn how they use Twitter in their professional lives and gained a wealth of information from both last week’s post and from the information I have shared here. Health care providers of…

Crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Other Online Platforms

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Community mobilization is a recurring theme when discussing HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and activities. HIV/AIDS organizations, including AIDS.gov, rely on the support of the community to help spread HIV/AIDS prevention and care messages. In addition to support for messaging, many nonprofits and community organizations also rely on their community and partnerships for project support and funding….

Read All About It – On Social Media?

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At AIDS.gov, we utilize our accounts on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram  to share important HIV/AIDS updates. In addition to our blog, social media is where we engage our readers and provide the latest news from federal agencies on HIV and viral hepatitis. Social media is becoming a place where internet users not only connect with friends and…