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April 27, 2010

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Widget Update: AIDS Institute’s Clinical Education Initiative

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Guest Post by Cheryl Smith, MD, Associate Medical Director for Clinical Careand Services, New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Exit Disclaimer

New York State AIDS Clock

Every hour and 50 minutes a New Yorker is infected with HIV.  In an effort to avert further HIV infections the AIDS Institute’s Clinical Education Initiative’s PEP Center developed the CEI Widget Exit Disclaimer. This CEI Widget educates health care providers about Acute HIV infection, Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and Hepatitis B&C guidelines. The widget technology – desktop application which contains information that can be easily updated from a distance – is being utilized for the first time for HIV medical education.

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April 26, 2010

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ONAP to Hold Community Meeting and Conference Call on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

By Jeffrey S. Crowley, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy and Senior Advisor on Disability Policy (Cross-posted from the Office of National AIDS Policy Blog)

On Friday, May 14, 2010, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) will hold a community meeting to provide an update and gain additional recommendations for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). For those who cannot attend the meeting in person, ONAP will hold a conference call shortly after the meeting to discuss the strategy.

We know the strategy’s success will rely on the participation of our community partners across the country. That’s why we hosted 14 community discussions across the country, and conducted an online call to action to solicit recommendations via our website. In February, we co-hosted with the Department of Health and Human Services, a community meeting to update the public on our progress and introduce the Federal HIV Interagency Working Group. Earlier this month, we released a report summarizing community recommendations we received for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

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April 20, 2010

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New Media Microgrant Awardees

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By Miguel Gomez, AIDS.gov Director

New Media Microgrant Awardees

When we launched this blog over two years ago, we stated our commitment to learning along with you to find new and creative ways to use new media in response to HIV/AIDS. Last week, we continued to honor this commitment by making 17 microgrants to organizations that are planning for and implementing new media to respond to HIV among communities of color (funds were distributed by Team PSA Exit Disclaimer and the projects will be managed by John Snow, Inc. Exit Disclaimer ). We received many, many excellent project ideas from across the country — from New York to Michigan to Hawaii and Alaska.

We will be working with these organizations over the coming months to share their new media efforts and lessons learned (through guest posts here on the blog, among other things). We just held a conference call to introduce them to each other and and we'd also like to introduce them, and their projects, to you:

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April 16, 2010

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Respecting the Rights of Hospital Patients: Presidential Memorandum

By Miguel Gomez, AIDS.gov Director

On April 15, a Presidential Memorandum was released about hospital visitations related to the rights of hospital patients to receive visitors and to designate surrogate decision makers for medical emergencies. This is an important action for Gay and Lesbian Americans, who are often barred from the bedside of the partners with whom they've spent decades of their lives. For more information, please read the entire memorandum.

Respecting the Rights of Hospital Patients: Presidential Memorandum

April 13, 2010

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The Voices of Non-Profits: AIDS.gov at the National Technology Conference

We attended the 2010 National Technology Conference Exit Disclaimer (NTC) sponsored by the Nonprofit Technology Network Exit Disclaimer (NTEN) last week, along with hundreds of nonprofit organizations from across the country. We heard from a diverse group of presenters and attendees, ranging from Andrew Sullivan's Exit Disclaimer keynote presentation about blogging for the Atlantic, to Impact Games' Exit Disclaimer Asi Burak's talk about the potential of gaming, to Beth Kanter's sage advice. We also listened to several of the 1400+ attendees that are using or exploring new media strategies to reach, serve, and collaborate with their audiences.

There was so much to learn and share from NTEN, we decided to use video to let some of the presenters and attendees talk with you in their own words (stay tuned for a blog post about how we created these videos!).



    Tirza Hollenhorst, co-founder of ifPeople
    Tirza Hollenhorst, co-founder of ifPeople Exit Disclaimer, also presented practical ideas on how your resource-limited organization can extend your communications reach.

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