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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…

Old and New Media Unite–Promoting National HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

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This month, the organizations planning and implementing HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day are promoting these observances and expanding their reach by using traditional and new media tools. National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV Awareness Day – May 19 According to the CDC, the number of Asian and…

Doing the Right Thing–508 Compliance

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In our post last week, we talked about planning and putting people first before choosing new technology. We highlighted the POST strategy which starts with: P = People. Who is your target audience? What tools are they using? We believe in putting people first, and that means our website content must be equally accessible to…

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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March 20 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) are ranked third in the nation in the rate of AIDS diagnosis compared to all other races and ethnicities. The National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC), Colorado State University’s Center for Applied Studies in American Ethnicity (CASAE), and Inter Tribal…

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Today, March 10, is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. What you can do: get tested for HIV – find a testing center near you by visiting www.hivtest.org or by texting your zip code to KNOWIT (566948) practice safe methods to prevent HIV decide not to engage in high-risk behaviors talk about HIV prevention…

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. For more information, visit the HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Website.

Information for All: 508 Compliance

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In our previous post, we noted how proud we were of our AIDS.gov video podcast series! And when we first started producing podcasts we thought they were accessible to everyone because we provided both an audio file and a transcript. But then we learned that our podcasts would have to be closed-captioned as well.