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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

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

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…

“HIV over 50: Get Educated, Get Tested!”

We often hear that only young people are spending time online, but data shows that more and more people over 50 are also spending time online. The Pew Internet & American Life Project provides a picture of how people aged…

HIV/AIDS Research Gets a Boost through ARRA

Research | September 11, 2009 Read the full post
Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, PhD

Earlier this year, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 into law to help stimulate the struggling U.S. economy. At the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), part of the NIH, we…

H1N1 Flu and HIV Webinar Highlights

New Media | September 8, 2009 Read the full post
H1N1 and HIV Webinar

Nearly 850 participants joined online and/or via conference call last week to hear from leading experts and local grantees about H1N1 Preparedness and HIV. On the webinar we heard from our Federal colleagues, CDC’s Dr. John Brooks, and National…

H1N1 Preparedness and HIV Webinar

Research | September 4, 2009 Read the full post
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Logo

Nearly 850 HIV federal colleagues staff and grantees participated in a webinar on Wednesday, September2, “H1N1 Preparedness & HIV” for the HIV community. Dr. Elizabeth Higgs, Deputy Branch Chief of the Collaborative Clinical Research Branch at the National Institute of…