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July 28, 2009

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Using New Media to Reach Communities of Color: Lessons Learned from Leaders in the Field

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By Denean Standing, Advisor to AIDS.gov, Indian Health Service

AIDS disproportionately impacts communities of color. Because we work to build capacity in minority communities to augment the response to HIV/AIDS, last month Miguel Gomez and Fard Johnmar Exit Disclaimer, Founder of Envision Solutions, LLC Exit Disclaimer , moderated a discussion about the current status of new media, where it is headed, and how AIDS.gov can better reach the organizations and leaders who are serving communities of color.

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July 21, 2009

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Lights, Camera, Take Action! Making, Watching, and Sharing Videos Online

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By Josie Halpern-Finnerty

Over half of internet users watch and download online videos Exit Disclaimer. In the last month, we’ve shared numerous videos with you of individuals talking about the importance of HIV testing through this blog. Today’s post is dedicated to how you can use online videos to respond to HIV—by watching, making, and sharing them!

Video of International AIDS Society 2009 Conference Session

Video of International AIDS Society 2009 Conference Session, Global HIV Research and Policy and Program Implementation Under the New U.S. Administration

Video-sharing sites Exit Disclaimer allow you to upload, share, and store online videos (similar to photo sharing sites). One of the most common video sharing sites is YouTube Exit Disclaimer. Others include GoogleVideo Exit Disclaimer, Yahoo!Video Exit Disclaimer, dotSUB Exit Disclaimer (for captioned videos) and ICYou Exit Disclaimer (for health-focused videos). These sites share much in common with online social network sites, such as Facebook and MySpace—users can connect with each other, send messages, leave comments, and share videos.

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July 17, 2009

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World's Largest Open Scientific Conference on HIV/AIDS Uses New Media Tools

By Miguel Gomez

5th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention.  19-22 July 2009. Cape Town, South Africa.

This weekend approximately 5,000 of the world’s leading scientists, clinicians, public health experts and community leaders will convene in Cape Town, South Africa, for the 5th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention (IAS 2009) Exit Disclaimer to “examine the latest developments in HIV-related research, and to explore how scientific advances can—in very practical ways—inform the global response to HIV/AIDS.” The conference will run July 19-22, 2009.

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July 14, 2009

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Community Voice Mail: Reaching the "Phoneless" with HIV Information

Community Voice Mail. Reconnect. Achieve. Results.

By Michelle Samplin-Salgado

Last week we wrapped up our month-long series of blog posts for National HIV Testing Day. But there’s one more National HIV Testing Day collaboration story that we’ve been waiting to share with you. We’ve discussed how communities of color use new media (and that access to new media often has much more to do with the type of internet connection you have than any other factor); Community Voice Mail Exit Disclaimer addresses another access issue—phonelessness. Forget broadband or dial-up for a minute. What if you didn’t have a phone?

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July 07, 2009

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National HIV Testing Day - It's about YOU

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By Deb LeBel

Real Stories. Real People

Saturday, June 27th was National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). For the past month, we've focused on real stories by real people about what taking an HIV test meant to them, through our I Know, I Took the Test ” blog series and widget. We highlighted real personal HIV testing stories collected by organizations such as The Positive Project, Southern AIDS Living Quilt, National Association of People with AIDS, and POZ. We've been moved by the stories of people young and old, heterosexual and gay, male, female and transgender, people from different races and ethnicities, and people who have tested positive and negative for HIV. We've been inspired by their courage in offering their stories to all of us.

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