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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
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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…

The White House: Opportunities for a Conversation Using New Media

New Media | January 22, 2013 Read the full post
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New media allows us to connect and engage in a conversation. According to Pew Internet & American Life’s Health Online 2013 Report , “78% of those who posted a comment, story, or question about their health say that they did so…

National Day of Service: Locate, Share, Watch, and Pledge

New Media | January 18, 2013 Read the full post
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In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., thousands of people from across the country will take part in the National Day of Service, January 19. Here are four ways you can use new media to connect…

Pew Online Health 2013 Report

New Media | January 17, 2013 Read the full post
Shanwlus N. Wonzer-Nesbit from Texas Women's University

Earlier this week, the Pew Internet & American Life Project  released their 2013 Health Report  which provides us with information about how people are going online to access health information. Pew found that one in three American adults have gone online…

HHS Releases Inventory of Initiatives and Prevention Programs Aimed at Reducing HIV Infections among African Americans

Ronald Valdiserri

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a report [PDF] describing findings of an interagency collaboration to identify, review, and assess the effectiveness of HHS-funded, discretionary initiatives and programs to reduce HIV infections among African Americans. The…