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Renewed Hope for an HIV Vaccine

Research | October 9, 2009 Read the full post
Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, PhD

In late September, the U.S. federal government announced news on HIV vaccine research that sparked interest around the world. A trial called RV144, or the Thai HIV vaccine clinical trial , showed that the experimental vaccine regimen was safe and…

Highlights (and a Wordle) from Health 2.0

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By Jennie Anderson I’ve just returned from this year’s Health 2.0 conference feeling energized by all of the new ways technology can help us to communicate important health information. While Health 2.0 is not HIV-specific, it brings together critical information…

Making Choices: An Appropriate Technology Approach to New Media (Part II)

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC)

Our “Making Choices” strategy blog series explores ways to develop an effective new media plan that considers available resources, integrates with existing services, and uses the right tools for the job. Part I of this series discussed the first step…

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci’s Statement for National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Research | October 1, 2009 Read the full post
Dr. Anthony Fauci

Last Sunday, September 27, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, released a statement to acknowledge National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and research issues impacting gay men. To read…

Making Choices: A Strategic Approach to New Media (Part I)

New Media | September 29, 2009 Read the full post
New Media, Part I: Where To Begin

In this blog, we explore a wide array of new media tools and technologies, and how they can be used in response to HIV/AIDS. From wikis to webinars, video-sharing to virtual worlds, texting to Twitter, the possibilities seem endless, and…

HIV Vaccine Regimen Demonstrates Modest Preventive Effect in Thailand Clinical Study

Research | September 24, 2009 Read the full post
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In an encouraging development, an investigational vaccine regimen has been shown to be well-tolerated and to have a modest effect in preventing HIV infection in a clinical trial involving more than 16,000 adult participants in Thailand. Following a final analysis…

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and the Internet

New Media | September 22, 2009 Read the full post
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Understanding how gay and bisexual men are using the Internet and its impact on HIV transmission, testing, and care is critical. Sunday, September 27, is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD), which National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA)…

Widgets in Action

New Media | September 16, 2009 Read the full post
Screenshot of widget

The New York State AIDS Institute created a widget to link over 200 New York emergency room departments to HIV/AIDS information . Doctors can use this “one-stop shop” approach to better assess and treat patients exposed to HIV. Since widgets…

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