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“HIV over 50: Get Educated, Get Tested!”

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We often hear that only young people are spending time online, but data shows that more and more people over 50 are also spending time online. The Pew Internet & American Life Project provides a picture of how people aged 50 and older are using new media and how they use it to find health…

H1N1 Flu and HIV Webinar Highlights

H1N1 and HIV Webinar

Nearly 850 participants joined AIDS.gov online and/or via conference call last week to hear from leading experts and local grantees about H1N1 Preparedness and HIV. On the webinar we heard from our Federal colleagues, CDC’s Dr. John Brooks, and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Dr. Elizabeth Higgs, along with Ryan White grantees such…

New Media Extends Reach of IAS 2009 Conference

IAS 2009

Co-authored by Scott Sanders, Consultant, IAS Communications Two days before the opening of the 5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2009) the number of fans on the conference Facebook fan page jumped by almost 20% within a 24-hour period. Momentum was building and we began to fully recognize…

National HIV Prevention Conference Delivers Call to Action

2009 National HIV Prevention Conference. Promoting Synergy Between Science and Programs

I just returned from the National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta where a sense of excitement and renewed enthusiasm for fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic were buoyed by the new opportunities that the Obama administration brings. Conversely, there was also an underlying current of anxiety about how our country’s economic situation is affecting HIV prevention services….

H1N1 Preparedness, New Media and HIV/AIDS

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is working hard to inform the public about how to prepare for and prevent H1N1 flu. We wanted to highlight a few new media tools that HHS is using to ensure public engagement and move information quickly.

Using New Media to Reach Communities of Color: Lessons Learned from Leaders in the Field

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AIDS disproportionately impacts communities of color. Because we work to build capacity in minority communities to augment the response to HIV/AIDS, last month Miguel Gomez and Fard Johnmar , Founder of Envision Solutions, LLC , moderated a discussion about the current status of new media, where it is headed, and how AIDS.gov can better reach…

Community Voice Mail: Reaching the “Phoneless” with HIV Information

Community Voice Mail. Reconnect. Achieve. Results.

Last week we wrapped up our month-long series of blog posts for National HIV Testing Day. But there’s one more National HIV Testing Day collaboration story that we’ve been waiting to share with you. We’ve discussed how communities of color use new media (and that access to new media often has much more to do…

National HIV Testing Day – It’s about YOU

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Real Stories. Real People

Saturday, June 27th was National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). For the past month, we’ve focused on real stories by real people about what taking an HIV test meant to them, through our “I Know, I Took the Test ” blog series and widget. We highlighted real personal HIV testing stories collected by organizations such as…