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Ready to Join us in Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day 2011?

New Media | October 4, 2011 Read the full post

Co-authored by Mindy Nichamin, New Media Coordinator

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That’s how easy it is to participate in’s Facing AIDS 2011 for World AIDS Day (December 1) photo initiative — back by popular demand!

Community Engagement in NIAID’s HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks

Research | September 29, 2011 Read the full post
Future Directions for NIAID HIV Research: Consider and Comment

Since early in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has involved community representatives and advocates in the research process.   The nature and scope of the community’s involvement have grown over the years, but the…

New Media Round-Up

New Media | September 27, 2011 Read the full post
Red Ribbon Week Calendar

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that planning is a very important part of our approach to new media. What you might not know is that we often plan our blog posts, particularly those…

Addressing the HIV Epidemic among Gay and Bisexual Men

Policy & Programs | September 27, 2011 Read the full post
Cross-posted from The White House Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

In 1981, our nation and its public health system were grappling with a new disease that was taking the lives of gay men across the United States. Thirty years later, HIV/AIDS continues to be a crisis among gay and bisexual…

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Policy & Programs | September 27, 2011 Read the full post
Richard Sorien

For many Americans, June 5th was a day of introspection. It was hard to believe that, as of that date, the AIDS epidemic had lasted 30 years and, despite the remarkable advances we have made in medicine, prevention, and care,…

Why This Year’s U.S. Conference on AIDS Is So Essential

Policy & Programs | September 26, 2011 Read the full post
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Written by Paul Kawata, Executive Director, National Minority AIDS Council

I believe that this year’s United States Conference on AIDS (November 10-13) in Chicago, is one of the most important in our history. Our movement is at a crossroads as we work to implement the Affordable Care Act and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. We can

Op-Ed: Fighting AIDS—At the Tipping Point

Global | September 21, 2011 Read the full post
Cross-posted from State Department Blog

Co-authored by Ambassador Mark Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (2006-2009); inaugural global health fellow, the George W. Bush Institute.

Thirty years since the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in the United States, the world finds itself at a tipping point in the fight against this deadly disease. For the first time, grounded in scientific

Monitoring and Evaluating our Communication Channels

New Media | September 20, 2011 Read the full post
Communications Channel Assessment

When it comes to social media, how do you measure and monitor your reach? It’s a tough question, and one we often ask ourselves at Across our communication channels (the website, blog, Twitter , Facebook , YouTube, mobile,…