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Black Voices: Going Social for #NBHAAD

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February 7, 2015 marks the 15th annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative focusing on the black community in the United States and the Diaspora. Founded in 1999 as a national response to the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in African American communities, the NBHAAD initiative…

#NLAAD in 2015: Increasing Latinos’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Using Social Media Learnings from 2014

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Editor’s note: Today we continue our series of guest posts on social media strategies to amplify the key messages for HIV/AIDS observance days. Our experience has taught us that effective social marketing targeting includes a clear understanding of four key components. These four components cover: (1) the behavior you are trying to solicit; (2) barriers…

Learning in 2015 from the 2014 NHAAAD social media experience

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Editor’s note: As we look toward the 2015 national HIV/AIDS awareness days, today we provide one more post in our series of reflections on the importance of social media in expanding these observances. September 18, 2014 marked the 7th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day  (NHAAAD). As the community lead for this observance, we…

A Personal Perspective from Dr. Timothy Harrison

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Editor’s Note: As we near the end of 2014, we reflect on some of the  personal perspectives we have shared throughout the year. Today, we want to share with you Dr. Timothy Harrison’s personal story and his commitment to working to reduce the disparities across the HIV care continuum.  Many of our colleagues in the…

Douglas Brooks: World AIDS Day & New Year’s Reflection

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As 2014 draws to a close, we sat down with Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), to talk about his reflections on the White House’s World AIDS Day 2014 event and his thoughts about the work ahead in 2015 to move closer to an AIDS-free generation. In his review…

Blog Digest: Your one-stop reading about World AIDS Day 2014

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This month, many individuals and organizations in the HIV community were exceptionally busy organizing, attending, and communicating about local, state, regional, national, and international events in observance of World AIDS Day 2014. In case you missed any of our posts leading up to World AIDS Day, we offer a list below (in reverse order). We…

Focus, Partner, Achieve: US Government in Action for World AIDS Day 2014

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World AIDS Day brings staff from across the U.S. Government together to reflect on and extend our contributions to the response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic—both at home and internationally. We wanted you to be aware of key Federal activities for World AIDS Day 2014. White House On December 1, the White House hosted a World…

ICYMI: The White House Observes World AIDS Day 2014

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Editor’s Note: Two weeks ago today (December 1), we commemorated World AIDS Day. In case you missed it, here is a summary of the event hosted by the Office of National AIDS Policy at the White House. On Monday, December 1, 2014, the White House hosted our commemoration of World AIDS Day, welcoming key leaders…