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Social Media at the 2012 National African American MSM Leadership Conference

New Media | January 17, 2012 Read the full post

This week, is attending the 9th Annual National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities in New Orleans, Louisiana. From January 19-22, hundreds of federal, state, and local health officials, service providers, and community leaders…

The Mobile Opportunity

New Media | January 13, 2012 Read the full post
Cross-posted from the White House Blog

The mobile revolution is upon us. Not only do the American people go online to pay bills, buy tickets and stay connected to their friends, but they are also adopting smart mobile technology at an incredible rate. This is changing the way…

Launch of the Frontline Healthcare Workers Coalition

Global | January 12, 2012 Read the full post
PEPFAR saving lives
Cross-posted from DipNote U.S. Department of State Official Blog

Frontline health workers are an essential component of health systems worldwide — without them, there is no access to care for people living with HIV or anyone else. Yet in 2012, the World Health Organization estimates a shortage of at…

Interactive Access to CDC’s HIV and STD Data


(from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new interactive web tool—the NCHHSTP Atlas—that allows users to create maps, charts, and tables using HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted disease (STD)…

Persistence, Promise, and Hope for the End: A New Year’s Message

James Albino

In the tumult of the holiday shopping, seasonal traffic delays, and endless bowls of eggnog, it was easy to miss the news that Science—one of the world’s leading scientific research journals—had chosen an HIV-related clinical trial as its 2011 Breakthrough…

Communications Technology in Public Health

New Media | January 10, 2012 Read the full post
L-R: Humberto Cruz, AIDS Institute Director; Dr. Cheryl Smith, AIDS Institute Associate Medical Director; Miguel Gomez, Director,

The AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health , in partnership with, held its second Forum on social media and HIV/STIs – which now qualifies as an annual event — on December 8, 2011. This year,…

A Conversation with PACHA Chair Nancy Mahon


On December 1, 2011, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced the appointment of Nancy Mahon, Senior Vice President of MAC Cosmetics and Executive Director of the MAC AIDS Fund, to chair the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS…

The Affordable Care Act and People Living with HIV/AIDS

How does the Affordable Care Act Help People Living with HIV/AIDS?

One of the questions I get frequently is “how is the Affordable Care Act (the health care law of 2010) helping people living with HIV/AIDS?” The short answer is: in many ways. The detailed answer is more complex, but also…