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Using Your Mobile Phone to Find Health Information: New Data

New Media | November 8, 2012 Read the full post
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Pew Internet & American Life Project released new data  today on using mobile phones to access health information. “One in three cell phone owners (31%) have used their phone to look for health information. In a comparable, national survey conducted…

Working to Address HIV/AIDS in Native American Communities

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

In her statement last week on the observance of National Native American Heritage Month, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius reiterated the Department’s commitment to ensuring the health and well being of all Americans. She highlighted examples of…

Video: Facing AIDS Photo App for World AIDS Day

New Media | November 6, 2012 Read the full post
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Since launching the Facing AIDS mobile app in July, we have taken it on the road to AIDS 2012, the U.S. Conference on AIDS, and the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. The AIDS.gov team has showed hundreds of people…

Hearing the Stories Behind the Signs — at USCA

New Media | November 5, 2012 Read the full post
Stories Behind the Sign

Everyone has a story. In the 31 years of the HIV epidemic, we are all in some way affected by HIV – whether we are living with HIV, a friend, a loved one of someone with HIV, a caregiver, or…

AIDS 2012 Lessons Continue to Resonate Across U.S.

Dr. Koh at AIDS 2012 Plenary

The AIDS 2012 conference organizers recently reminded us that many resources from the conference are now available online at the AIDS 2012 website . Whether you were able to in person in Washington, D.C. or not, you will find a…

Commentary Discusses “On-the-Ground” Details Necessary to Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation

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World AIDS Day (December 1) is fast approaching and plans are underway both here at AIDS.gov and throughout the HIV/AIDS community to mark this important international health observance, which serves as a key opportunity to raise awareness and renew and…

Looking for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Service Providers? There’s an App for That.

New Media | October 30, 2012 Read the full post
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Little is more powerful than taking action to find or help someone else find services for his/her health. Last year on World AIDS Day, people conducted  over 60,000 searches, 30% of which were mobile, on the HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service…

Alcohol and Liver Health, Resources for Veterans and the Public

VA Hepatitis Page

Editor’s note: Today we feature a post from colleagues at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), one of the federal partners working to implement the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. The Plan includes…