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Tips for Producing Online Videos

linda lawson

Every day, millions of videos are uploaded to the internet to inform, teach and entertain. In 2005, when YouTube launched, I personally did not immediately grasp its significance. Fast forward to 2014 where there is hardly anyone who uses the internet that has not clicked on a video link. Today, video is a vital part…

3 Takeaways from our Black Voices Blog Series

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From the beginning of the AIDS.gov blog, we found that encouraging conversations is the best way to ensure that we are connecting with our readers. By joining our “voice” with the voices of those we are working to reach and serve, we work together to increase access to HIV/AIDS information. Our conversations have yielded important…

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…

4 Things I Learned about Physicians of Color on Twitter

Alisa M. Hughley, MPH

Author’s Note: During this year’s South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival, I facilitated a workshop entitled Minorities in Health Tech: A How-to Workshop (#MinHIT ). I was delighted to learn that this conversation extended beyond the physical space with questions and comments from numerous Twitter users. In total, 87 Twitter users generated 291 tweets containing #MinHIT . The…

Federal Perspectives on Reaching our Audiences with New Media Tools in 2014

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AIDS.gov convenes and is guided by the Federal HIV/AIDS Web Council. The Council includes web/new media leads, subject matter experts, and communication leads representing HIV programs across the U.S. Government. Together we use new media to promote Federal programs, policies and resources related to HIV. In March, members heard from four key Federal leaders about…

Women and Technology

Aisha Moore

Last month, we talked about working with leaders in racial/ethnic minority communities to increase the use of health technology and to encourage technological innovation. On the heels of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we wanted to look at the same issue from the vantage point of women. Knowing your audience is good. Co-creating…

Let’s Bring Some Clarity to Compliance!

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Many HIV/AIDS organizations, including AIDS United , receive grants from the federal government for the programs we develop and implement that are helping us to bring about the end of HIV/AIDS in the United States and around the world. Without these federal funds, many of our community’s critical, life-saving programs would not exist or be drastically…

One Meme at a Time!

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Editor’s Note: Today we share the fifth story from the new media planning projects supported by AIDS.gov in summer 2013. To read earlier posts in this series, click here Young people aged 13–29 accounted for 39% of all new HIV infections in 2009. This alarming statistic paints an image of the epidemic on our nation’s youth….