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Google+: A primer for the HIV/AIDS Community

New Media | August 9, 2011 Read the full post
Google Plus

Co-authored by Jodi Sperber, Consultant, John Snow Inc.

Google+ Exit Disclaimer was released to a limited audience (in beta) on June 28, 2011 and has received a lot of attention since then. Within the first month, over 10 million people signed up to try it out. You may have seen the Google +1 button which is similar to the “like” on Facebook, but what’s it really about?

Observing National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day in an Aging Epidemic

Deborah Parham Hopson

Four years ago, the nation began its observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (September 18). The fact that we get to observe this day reflects a sharp contrast to where we were when CDC reported the first cases…

SAMHSA Launches Behavioral Health and HIV/AIDS Web Page

SAMHSA Behavioral Health and HIV/AIDS

Our HHS colleagues at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently launched a new page on their website devoted to behavioral health and HIV/AIDS. SAMHSA is dedicated to promoting wellness and reducing the impact of mental and…

Using Video to Tell Your Story: Reflections on 30 Years of AIDS and the One-Year Anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

New Media | August 2, 2011 Read the full post
I am the Strategy. Are You?

More than half of all internet users have watched and downloaded online videos according to the The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project . And over the past few weeks, we’ve shared videos about the importance of HIV…

Congressional Briefing on the Anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Congressional Briefing 7/13/11

On the one-year anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy last week, I joined Mr. Jeffrey Crowley, Director of the White House Office on National AIDS Policy (ONAP), Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, and several colleagues from the U.S….

Models: Tools to Improve Decision Making about HIV

Ronald Valdiserri

For those of us who work in the HIV/AIDS field, the month of July was dominated by exciting HIV prevention news coming out of the International AIDS Society meeting in Rome. Results from the HPTN 052 study showed that early,…

Encouraging News on the Scientific Front; Moving It Forward to Policy and Programs

Global | July 29, 2011 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from State Department Blog

In last week’s post, I previewed the International AIDS Conference in Rome. This week I’d like to offer some brief reflections on the activity there, and what it means for our PEPFAR programs. For those of us who have been…

White House Commemorates World Hepatitis Day 2011

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Cross-posted from White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

Today, I was honored to participate in a special White House event to commemorate the first official World Hepatitis Day.  This event was one of many held across the United States and around the world for communities to join together…