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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is around the Corner

New Media | February 3, 2009 Read the full post
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: February 7

Of all racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., blacks are the hardest hit by HIV and AIDS. According to the CDC’s Dr. Kevin Fenton, “The latest estimates indicate that while blacks make up just 12 percent of the U.S….

Text Messaging for HIV Appointment and Medication Reminders – Part I

New Media | January 27, 2009 Read the full post
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We’ve discussed some of the uses of text messaging (also known as Short Messaging Service , or SMS) for HIV prevention and testing in previous posts (“R U Texting?” and “Texting 4 Health”). For the next few posts we’ll concentrate…

HIV Travel Policy

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The AIDS.gov blog focuses on using new media in response to HIV/AIDS—but we frequently get questions about HHS’ policies related to HIV/AIDS. To respond to this need, we are creating a new biweekly post that will provide a paragraph about…

Responding to HIV in the Native Community: Part II

New Media | January 20, 2009 Read the full post
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Indian Country Today Audio Recordings We discussed HIV and AIDS among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in our previous post, and talked about what we know and don’t know about AI/AN new media access. This week we want to…

Responding to HIV in the Native Community: Part I

New Media | January 13, 2009 Read the full post
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Indian Health Service HIV/AIDS Program Last week, we gave a presentation on new media and American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) to the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS) at the Indian Health Service. As Captain Scott Giberson, IHS…

Reflections on Our One-Year Anniversary

New Media | January 6, 2009 Read the full post
AIDS.gov Team - 2009

On our one-year blogging anniversary, the AIDS.gov team wants to share with you some important things we’ve learned about new media and how we can use it in response to HIV and AIDS. First, as we noted in last week’s…

Looking Back: Lessons learned from the AIDS.gov team

New Media | December 30, 2008 Read the full post
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This has been a busy year for AIDS.gov! We have learned along with you about the potential of using new media to respond to HIV. You’ve told us how you are using new media – sharing the challenges you’ve faced…

Happy, Healthy eHolidays: Using e-cards to connect and inform

New Media | December 23, 2008 Read the full post
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Season’s greetings from AIDS.gov! As the year comes to a close, we’ve been enjoying the e-cards arriving in our e-mail inboxes. But what are e-cards? And – aside from connecting us with friends and colleagues – how can we use…