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Responding Rapidly to Public Health Emergencies Using New Media: Swine Flu

As many of you know, this week, HHS declared swine flu to be a national public health emergency. At we’re particularly concerned about this issue because people with compromised immune systems, including those living with HIV/AIDS, are more likely…

Ready to Share: NAPWA Embraces New Media

Earlier this week, Michelle Samplin-Salgado and I gave a workshop on using new media in response to HIV/AIDS at the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) annual Skills Building Institute for HIV Testing and Awareness Day Events and Campaigns….

Open for Suggestions: Help us name this year’s National HIV Testing Day Project!

New Media | April 14, 2009 Read the full post

One out of five – that’s the latest CDC estimate of how many people living with HIV in the U.S. are unaware of their HIV status. People who know their HIV status are more likely to take action to improve…

Using New Media to Act Against AIDS

New Media | April 7, 2009 Read the full post
Every 9 1/2 minutes someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV. Get the facts. CDC.

Every 9½ minutes someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV. That’s the message behind a national campaign that was announced today by officials from the White House, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the CDC. Act…

Reaching Gay Men Using the Internet

New Media | April 3, 2009 Read the full post
NASTAD, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors

Earlier this week, I attended a technical assistance meeting sponsored by the National Association of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) about reaching gay men using the Internet. Engaging in a dialogue…

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, 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

We’re changing our tone here at, 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…