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CDC Publishes Interim Guidance for Clinicians on HIV and the Flu

Earlier this week we blogged about the recent flu and mentioned that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was finalizing interim guidance for clinicians for the management of patients with HIV who have been exposed to or…

2009 Flu and HIV

Our nation confronts a serious public health challenge, the 2009 flu outbreak (commonly referred to as “swine flu”). To learn more about the potential impact of this new outbreak on the HIV community we reached out to Richard Wolitski from…

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…