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Sex::Tech: Using Technology to Reach Youth with HIV and Sexual Health Information

New Media | March 31, 2009 Read the full post
Deb Levine

Co-authored by Josie Halpern-Finnerty, AIDS.gov. Last week at ISIS, Inc.’s Sex::Tech conference , we heard from leading voices in the field that we need to engage with our young audiences and use the tools they use to provide HIV and…

Applying Lessons Learned from South by Southwest (SXSW) to HIV

New Media | March 24, 2009 Read the full post
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We’re changing our tone here at AIDS.gov, increasing our transparency and letting you know just who “we” are. Stay tuned for more…and let us know what you think! Last week was the annual South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) conference in…

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

New Media | March 17, 2009 Read the full post
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This week will mark the third National Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). This year’s theme is “A Celebration of Life.” HIV affects thousands of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). AI/AN have the…

Social Determinants of Health

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This post covers a KEY ISSUE: this topic could impact the future of HIV/AIDS policy. An emerging topic in public health promotion is the concept of “social determinants of health.” This concept focuses on the social, economic, and environmental factors…

Using New Media to Reach Women and Girls for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

New Media | March 10, 2009 Read the full post
March 10 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today, March 10, is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). Women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in the U.S., and most are infected with HIV through heterosexual contact. Women of color are…

A Blueprint for Change: 3rd National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Health

New Media | March 3, 2009 Read the full post
February 25-27, 2009: Third National Leadership Summit - A blueprint for change

Last week, we attended the Office of Minority Health’s (OMH) Third National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health, this year’s largest gathering of public health professionals working to reduce health disparities. We were thrilled that OMH…

New Media Presentation at Office of Minority Health Leadership Summit

New Media | February 26, 2009 Read the full post
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This week is the Office of Minority Health’s Third Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health. AIDS.gov gave a pre-summit workshop (more details to come on Tuesday about that) and a presentation about innovative strategies for public…

Text Messaging for HIV Appointment and Medication Reminders – Part IV

New Media | February 24, 2009 Read the full post
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This week, we’re concluding our four-part series on texting appointment and medication reminders. After talking about why, how, and costs, today’s post addresses privacy. Howard Brown Health Center What are some of the potential privacy concerns around texting appointment and…