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Tweetup Discussion at IAC


Co-authored by Michelle Samplin-Salgado, New Media Strategist Early before the start of the International AIDS Conference Scott Sanders, who provides lead communications support to the International AIDS Society, organized a “Tweetup” for individuals tweeting from the conference. Some represented…

International AIDS Conference Day 1: Dr. Koh speaks on the National HIV/ AIDS Strategy

It is an honor to represent the Department of Health and Human Services and to be part of the U.S. Delegation at the 2010 International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. On the opening day of the conference, I provided remarks…

International AIDS Conference in Vienna Starts Tomorrow

New Media | July 17, 2010 Read the full post
Red Ribbon on Parliament Building in Vienna

Co-authored by Michelle Samplin-Salgado, New Media Strategist The 18th International AIDS Conference (IAC) starts tomorrow in Vienna. We sent our very first tweet from IAC in Mexico City two years ago and we’ve come a long way since then….

Future Directions for NIAID’s HIV Vaccine Clinical Research

Research | July 16, 2010 Read the full post
Future Directions for NIAID HIV Research

Co-authored by Margaret I. Johnston, Ph.D., Director of the Vaccine Research Program in NIAID’s Division of AIDS Carl W. Dieffenbach, PhD Margaret I. Johnston, PhD The development of a safe and effective preventive vaccine for HIV remains one of NIAID’s…

National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Reducing New Infections, Improving Care, Ending Health Disparities

Yesterday, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy – a comprehensive plan for fighting HIV in our country. In his remarks at a reception with HIV/AIDS policy experts and activists, the President acknowledged…

Announcing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
Cross-posted from Office of National AIDS Policy Blog

Today, I am pleased to announce the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (PDF 1.2 MB) for the United States. The release of the strategy reaffirms President Obama’s commitment to fighting this domestic epidemic. From the time that we first…

Pew Internet & American Life Project: Leveraging Social Media and the Mobile Internet in Health Messaging

New Media | July 12, 2010 Read the full post
Susannah Fox

Last week the Pew Internet & American Life Project published a report about mobile access . They found that more and more people are using their mobile phones, laptops, and other wireless devices to access the Internet. People who own…

HHS Releases Guidance for Syringe Services Programs

Dr. Howard Koh

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is committed to working with grantees and partners to reduce the spread of HIV and other infections in the United States. One preventable form of transmission is through HIV contaminated needles used…