Measuring World AIDS Day 2013

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World AIDS Day was another huge success for in 2013. It was the busiest day in the website’s history in terms of raw audience numbers. One major goal for, especially on World AIDS Day, is to increase access to HIV testing and care services. Our main avenue for this information is the HIV Testing…

Help end HIV stigma by #FacingAIDS

Help put an end to stigma by #facingAIDS

At we have been excited to see how the use of hashtags has spread over the years into various social media platforms. What started with Twitter has expanded to other social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Vine and others. For those of you unfamiliar, hashtags are those few, carefully chosen characters after a pound…

Online Trainings Strengthen HIV Prevention, Testing, and Treatment Efforts

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Finding the time and resources to take advantage of in-person trainings can be challenging (if not impossible) for staff at many organizations. “I am continually seeking new and innovative ways to provide valuable information on social media and digital strategizing to our volunteer Board of Directors, many of whom have had little or no experience…

Hanging out with “We the Geeks”


Editor’s note: At, we continue to look for ways to increase the reach of existing HIV/AIDS programs through technology and innovation. The White House is leading a Google+ hangout series about that very topic. Read more from the Office of Science and Technology Policy. This live event has concluded. Watch the first “We the Geeks”…

SXSWi 2013: Digital Health and HIV


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Every year, the digital world converges on Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSWi), which features “five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology.” At, we have welcomed this opportunity to learn and collaborate with others through the Digital Health track , one of the many tracks offered…

mHealth for Youth, via Google Hangout on Air


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ISIS Google Hangout

In today’s blog post, we provide an overview of Google+ Hangouts on Air and then dive into an example by looking at last week’s “mHealth for Youth: Text Messaging Beyond the Basics” Hangout sponsored by ISIS. First things first: What is a Hangout on Air? Google Hangout On Air is a fast, free, and simple…

Pew Online Health 2013 Report


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Earlier this week, the Pew Internet & American Life Project  released their 2013 Health Report  which provides us with information about how people are going online to access health information. Pew found that one in three American adults have gone online to learn more about a medical condition. Here are some highlights from the Pew report:…

Infographics: Applying Visual Design to Information


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How do you make data look good – and mean something too? Information graphics, or infographics as they’re commonly referred to, attempt to do just that: visualize data in an engaging way. Infographics turn numbers into pictures, or take select data and represent them in a way that is easy to understand and visually appealing….