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Youth, Mobile, and Health at Sex::Tech 2011

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Earlier this month, I attended Sex::Tech 2011 in San Francisco, the fourth annual conference on technology, youth, and sexual health. At the conference, I heard from a range of experts – sexual health educators, researchers, technology developers, parents, and of course, youth and young adults. During her welcome presentation on Day 1, Sex::Tech founder Deb…

HHS Launches New Website: Stopbullying.gov

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Today, HHS launches a new website called Stopbullying.gov. The site provides information from government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators, and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying. It also provides information on finding help if you, or someone you know, is being bullied. In October 2010, we posted twice…

2011 NHPC: Connecting HIV Prevention Professionals through Social Media

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The 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) will be held in Atlanta, August 14-17. The conference will contribute to achieving the three major goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and these goals are reflected in the conference theme “The Urgency of Now: Reduce incidence. Improve access. Promote equity.” We want you to share your significant…

ONAP Staff: It Gets Better

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Yesterday several White House staff posted a blog and video as part of the ‘It Gets Better‘ project. ‘It Gets Better’ is a national campaign targeting LGBT youth that started in the wake of several high profile suicides. The campaign encourages LGBT youth who may be the subject of discrimination, scorn or ostracization to look…

HHS Secretary Addresses Bullying and Teen Suicide

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The problems of bullying and suicide are serious—and children or adolescents who are, or are perceived to be, LGBT are at particular risk. We would like to note that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan highlighted this issue in op-ed pieces in several major city newspapers. Please see the full article below….

More Microgrants: Reaching Specific Audiences with New Media

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In our continuing series on the AIDS.gov microgrant awardees, today we feature four programs reaching several very specific groups: Hispanic immigrants, rural Alaskans, and formerly incarcerated young adults. Reaching Hispanic Immigrants As many of us observe National Latino AIDS Awareness Day on October 15, we are particularly aware that Hispanics are some of the most…

AIDS.gov Microgrant Awardees: Using New Media to Reach Youth

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Last week in our series on AIDS.gov microgrant awardees, we profiled four local groups using new media for HIV prevention, testing, and care to reach men who have sex with men (MSM). This week, the focus turns to youth. According to the CDC's factsheet on HIV/AIDS and youth, "young people in the United States are…

Youth, New Media, and HIV/AIDS: amfAR Congressional Briefing

Youth, New Media, and HIV/AIDS: amfAR Congressional Briefing

Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in a Congressional briefing sponsored by amfAR, HIV/AIDS and Youth: Moving Toward an HIV-Free Generation . During my presentation, "Youth HIV/AIDS Education 2.0: Applying New Media to Extend the Reach of HIV/AIDS Programs " (you can view the presentation slides on SlideShare ), I addressed four major themes:…

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