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Text Messaging for HIV Appointment and Medication Reminders – Part III

New Media | February 17, 2009 Read the full post
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In addition to why and how an organization might set up texting reminders, we’re often asked about the cost. In tight economic times, this is a significant concern for many organizations. Can the cost of text messaging reminders ultimately save…

Text Messaging for HIV Appointment and Medication Reminders – Part II

New Media | February 10, 2009 Read the full post
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This week, we return to our series on using text messaging for HIV appointment and medication reminders. We are dedicating four posts to this topic, which often comes up in conversations between Miguel Gomez, AIDS.gov’s Director, and AIDS service providers….

Promoting Routine HIV Testing For National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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During the week leading up to National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day , we reinforce the Federal recommendations for routine HIV testing in healthcare settings. Here’s what the CDC’s Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in…

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…