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Using Social Media and Technology for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

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If your grandmother were to ask you for your Twitter handle or your grandfather wanted to become your Facebook friend, how would you respond? If you posted or tweeted messages related to HIV or AIDS awareness, education or testing among older adults, would you be willing to share that information with your grandparents? Beyond individual…

Reaching Aging Adults Living with or at Risk of HIV, A New Media and Technology Strategy

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Editor’s Note: Our July 23, 2013 post announced support for 10 organizations serving communities of color, other communities at highest risk of HIV, and people living with HIV with the intent to stimulate and support new media planning. Today we start an intermittent series of posts to feature the varied experience of each organization as each…

The Health Insurance Marketplace: What People with Medicare Need to Know

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Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older, people with End Stage Renal Disease, and younger adults with disabilities, is an important source of coverage for many people living with HIV. Over the past four weeks there has been great interest in the opening of the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance…

Recognizing National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day 2013

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Today is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD). This year’s theme for NHAAAD is Aging is a part of life: HIV doesn’t have to be. Whether you are 50+ and living with HIV yourself, or you are taking care of someone older who does, NHAAAD provides an opportunity to bring attention to the complex…

Six Months In: The @NLM_HIVplus50 Experience

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Whether using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or other platforms, each institution using new media has an experience or “story” to share. Today, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers AIDS.gov blog readers a chapter in our new media “story”. NLM has always been in the forefront of providing information about HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the…

Social Work and HIV/AIDS

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Social workers have always been critical to our nation’s response to HIV. In working to connect newly diagnosed people to HIV care and to help people to stay in care, social workers are now helping to make the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) real. Social workers, like others, also have a role in…

2012 U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights from Day 3

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Editor’s note: This is the final in our series of blog posts sharing highlights from the National Minority AIDS Council’s 2012 U.S. Conference on AIDS.  HIV and aging was the issue in the spotlight at the third day of the annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA). Thanks to effective treatment, the population of people living…

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: Recognizing the Challenges of Growing Older with HIV/AIDS

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Today marks the fifth observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day.  It is a day where we recognize that while the progress made in reducing HIV mortality and morbidity is remarkable, people aging with HIV face multiple, unique challenges. By 2015 over half of all people living with HIV in the US will be…