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Using Video to Mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), observed annually on February 7, provides an excellent opportunity to build HIV awareness within and beyond African American communities. Today, we highlight videos—both new and old—that are available through AIDS.gov and can be used…

Chatting on Twitter for NBHAAD

New Media | February 4, 2013 Read the full post
Wayne Duffus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with its partners, will be hosting a Twitter event tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5, at 2pm ET, to commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), which takes place annually on February 7….

Countdown to Affordable Health Insurance

Kathleen Sebelius
Cross-posted from HealthCare Blog

2/1/12 Editor’s note: We have cross-posted HHS Secretary Sebelius’ blog , “Countdown to Affordable Health Insurance” for our readers from the HealthCare.gov blog. For information on the Affordable Care Act and people living with HIV, read this fact sheet in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF). January is the…

Technology and HIV/AIDS Care

New Media | January 31, 2013 Read the full post
Tech at NAESM

This year’s 2013 National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities  marked the conference’s tenth year bringing information to the HIV/AIDS to the community. While at the conference,  AIDS.gov asked Sammy Nesbit from Texas to comment on…

Rapid, On-site HIV Testing: Increases Life Expectancy and Is Cost-effective

Dr. Jacques Normand

Incorporating rapid HIV testing in drug treatment programs is both cost effective and increases life expectancy for an HIV-positive person, according to an NIH-funded study published in September 2012 in the journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence . This study…

Text Messaging as an Effective HIV Prevention Intervention for Methamphetamine-using MSM

New Media | January 29, 2013 Read the full post
Men texting

As frequently addressed in this blog, new media is playing an ever-growing role as a tool in our response to HIV/AIDS. We often now see HIV prevention and anti-stigma messages—such as CDC’s several Act Against AIDS campaigns—delivered to the general…

Getting Started with Pinterest

New Media | January 29, 2013 Read the full post
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Pinterest is a social media platform that demonstrates the power of photo sharing, helping users connect through similar interests. If you are an avid “pinner”, you have seen the boards that users typically create on topics such as fashion, apartment…

New Video Illustrates HIV Treatment Cascade

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A new animated video provides a brief overview of HIV in the United States and illustrates how improvements along each step of the treatment cascade can help us achieve an AIDS-free generation.  We are grateful to Gilead for sharing the…