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Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day

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Join us in Facing AIDS. World AIDS Day, 2008

World AIDS Day is in less than a week (December 1)! In addition to our Bloggers Unite and Second Life activities, AIDS.gov invites you to join us in using social networks to help reduce stigma around HIV/AIDS and to promote HIV testing. Why use social networks? Many people are already using social network sites to…

The Power of Blogs: Bloggers Unite on World AIDS Day

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World AIDS Day 2008 (December 1) is now less than two weeks away! Worldwide, an estimated 33 million people are living with HIV . In the United States, an estimated one million Americans are living with HIV. AIDS.gov is partnering with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Blog Catalog for Bloggers Unite on…

World AIDS Day in Second Life

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World AIDS Day (December 1) is less than a month away! One of our many World AIDS Day activities will be our participation in a Second Life (SL) 2008 World AIDS Day event. As we mentioned in a previous post about SL, virtual worlds can be an effective way to reach people with HIV resources…

Reaching Latinos with New Media for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

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Tomorrow is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). According to a recently released CDC fact sheet, Latinos represent only 15% of the total U.S. population, but make up 18% of new HIV infections. Among Latinos, men make up the vast majority of new HIV infections (76%), but Latino women are also at disproportionate risk for…

Communities of Color and New Media Use: Part II

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As we mentioned in our last post, after attending The United States Conference on AIDS we wanted to get a clearer understanding of internet and new media use among communities of color. To learn more we hosted a webinar, “Underserved Populations and New Media Use,” for over 100 of our Federal colleagues and their grantees…

“A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words”– How to Increase Involvement in World AIDS Day 2008

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“A picture is worth a thousand words” and today we will be talking about two different powerful pictures that relate to World AIDS Day–one which involves data, and the other which involves you. Picture # 1: The Trend The picture above shows our search results from typing “AIDS” into Google Trends (a tool that lets…

Reaching Bloggers for National HIV Testing Day

Banner for AIDS.gov National HIV Testing day webinar

Last week, AIDS.gov hosted a Webinar for bloggers in advance of National HIV Testing Day (on June 27). We reached out to bloggers for this event because so many people today depend on bloggers for their news, information, and opinions.

20 students. 6 universities. 8 short videos. 1 cause. National HIV Testing Day Personal Public Service Announcements

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To help get the word out about National HIV Testing Day (June 27), the CDC and the University of Georgia’s New Media Institute collaborated on an innovative new media project. More than 20 students from six universities and five AIDS organizations hit the streets with video cameras this April to produce eight short video messages…