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A Year of Saving Lives Through Smart Investments

Global | January 5, 2011 Read the full post
Baby wrapped in blanket with red ribbons
Cross-posted from State Department Blog

From the day it was first announced nearly eight years ago until today, the story of PEPFAR — the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief — has been one that demonstrates the generosity of the American people in the fight…

Which of our Blog Posts and Videos Do YOU View? Looking Back at 2010

New Media | January 4, 2011 Read the full post

As the blog's fourth year begins, we at are taking time to reflect on 2010 and look to the year ahead. As we continue to integrate monitoring and evaluation into our work, we thought that the New Year…

Social Media at the 2010 HIV Prevention Leadership Summit

New Media | December 28, 2010 Read the full post
2010 HPLS - HIV Prevention Leadership Summit. December 12-15, 2010. Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.

Earlier this month, we attended the 2010 HIV Prevention Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. The Summit brought together grantees funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health departments, community planning group (CPG) members, capacity…

ONAP Staff: It Gets Better

LGBTQ Health, Youth | December 22, 2010 Read the full post
Brian Bond
Cross-posted from Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

Yesterday several White House staff posted a blog and video as part of the ‘It Gets Better‘ project. ‘It Gets Better’ is a national campaign targeting LGBT youth that started in the wake of several high profile suicides. The campaign…

New York State Department of Health: Breaking Ground in New Media Response to HIV and STIs

New Media | December 21, 2010 Read the full post
AIDS Institute Department of Health Social Media Forum staff

Earlier this month, we participated in the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute’s forum, Social Media: Going Viral Against HIV and STIs . The room was filled with nearly 300 public health colleagues from across New York who…

Focus on the Transgender Community: Interview with Bamby Salcedo

Bamby Salcedo

As we've discussed in previous posts, the transgender community has been disproportionately affected by HIV, and often faces challenges finding and accessing appropriate services. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy addresses these disparities, starting with the vision that states: The United States…

Doing Right By World AIDS Day: Putting Community Front and Center

New Media | December 14, 2010 Read the full post
Aryeh Lebeau

World AIDS Day, December 1, presents a unique challenge to a website such as that is devoted to all things HIV/AIDS year-round. How do we commemorate the day in a way that doesn’t simply rehash the information we disseminate…

Using Twitter at the HIV Prevention Leadership Summit

New Media | December 10, 2010 Read the full post
Booth at NPIN conference

At CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN), we have embraced social media as a key tool in developing and maintaining strong partnerships. As a CDC project whose purpose includes HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STD, and tuberculosis informational support to prevention partners,…