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I Know. I Took the Test: National HIV Testing Day Call to Action

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Back in April, I shared that according to CDC estimates, one of every five people living with HIV in the U.S. is unaware of their HIV status. Stigma remains a barrier to people getting an HIV test. I also asked…

Mobilizing for National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2009

National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Deb LeBel and Tseli Mohammed On June 8th we will join our partners in observing National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NCAHAAD) . NCAHAAD is an HIV mobilization effort designed to encourage Caribbean-American and Caribbean-born individuals, across the United…

The Wonderful World of Widgets

New Media | May 26, 2009 Read the full post
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Widgets . Gadgets . Call them what you’d like, but there is definitely a lot of buzz around these small applications that you can embed in a social network site, blog, or website. Our Federal colleagues have developed salmonella, flu,…

Turning Compassion into Action for National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NAPIHAAD). This year’s theme is “After a quarter century of HIV, compassion isn’t enough—Take action now!” I spoke with David Stupplebeen of the Banyan Tree Project (“BTP” – the partnership…

Capitol Hill Conference: Future Directions in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

apitol Hill Conference: Future Directions in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

On Wednesday I had the pleasure of speaking about new media during the “Capitol Hill Conference: Future Directions in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS” co-sponsored by amfAR and Research!America . This event brought together international HIV experts, celebrity advocates, and government…

Quest for an HIV Vaccine Continues: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

New Media | May 12, 2009 Read the full post
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD

Wear the upside-down AIDS ribbon to create a “V” for “vaccine” and the vision of a world without AIDS. Recently I talked with Kathy Stover from NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) — the lead organizer for…

2009 National Technology Conference: Highlights for the HIV Community

NTC Conference

Last week, Jennie Anderson and I attended the Nonprofit Technology Network’s (NTEN) 2009 National Technology Conference (NTC) . Because many AIDS service organizations are non-profits, the conference provides us with an opportunity to gain invaluable insight into how non-profit organizations…

Personal Health Records and People Living with HIV

Chitra Mohla

I spoke with Chitra Mohla from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to learn more about Personal Health Records (PHRs) and their importance in the HIV community. A PHR allows you to store and manage all…

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