AIDS.GOV | SERVICE LOCATOR | SEARCH

BLOG.AIDS.GOV

MENU

Twitter

Responding Rapidly to Public Health Emergencies Using New Media: Swine Flu

Listen:

Javascript and flash are required to play this audio file.

Download MP3
blog.aids.gov

As many of you know, this week, HHS declared swine flu to be a national public health emergency. At AIDS.gov we’re particularly concerned about this issue because people with compromised immune systems, including those living with HIV/AIDS, are more likely to become ill from diseases like the flu. New media tools can help support our…

Using Twitter in Response to HIV/AIDS: The Hot New Tool (Today?)

Listen:

Javascript and flash are required to play this audio file.

Download MP3
Map of Hurricane Gustav

We’ve been hearing a lot about Twitter lately. At Texting4Health , Podcamp, and on NPR , people have been talking about Twitter as the "hot/new" tool to help you communicate fast and effectively. Just this last weekend, NPR’s Andy Carvin created a StormWire Twitter account to send notifications about the hurricanes and other tropical storms.