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May 03, 2011


Living With HIV Video: A Way to Educate Patients and Provide Support

By Deborah Parham Hopson, PhD, MSPH, RN, RADM, USPHS, Associate Administrator for HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Deborah Parham Hopson, PhD

Dr. Deborah Parham Hopson, HRSA

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is the largest Federal program devoted to a single disease. Every year more than half a million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States receive treatment. That is the foundation from which our Program is built. The involvement of the HIV/AIDS community continues to be central to our success over the last twenty-plus years of our Program’s history.

As HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) staff began working on our web pages to chronicle the history of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, we knew the story of the individuals that we serve had to be told. There is, of course, no one better to speak about living with HIV or to illustrate the diversity of our Program and the resilience of the individuals we serve than the people themselves.

As such, we created a multimedia video entitled “Living With HIV”. In it the individuals served through our Program discuss their experiences in their own words. The video features people from communities across the country talking about living with HIV disease, its associated stigma, and in many ways the extended life expectancy made possible because of antiretroviral medications.

We know in public health that people are more apt to react to prevention and outreach messaging when they can see themselves and the roles they play. The combination of photography, videography, and voiceover to create a truly multimedia product seemed the perfect avenue to achieve this and, of course, the perfect way to hear from each other.

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January 04, 2011


Which of our Blog Posts and Videos Do YOU View? Looking Back at 2010

By Jennie Anderson, Communications Director

2010 blog

As the blog's fourth year begins, we at are taking time to reflect on 2010 and look to the year ahead. As we continue to integrate monitoring and evaluation into our work, we thought that the New Year provided a nice benchmark to look more closely at our blog. For us, the blog is a space to bring together information from across the project, whether it's examples of using social media tools in response to HIV, research updates, or policy updates on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and other topics.

2010 has been quite a year -- some of the many highlights include the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, pre-exposure prophylaxis PrEP research strides, and the return of our Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day 2010 photo initiative. Through these, and other activities, our blog readership, video viewership, and content grew tremendously this year. For example, the total number of visits to our blog in 2010 increased by nearly 300% from visits in 2009! With all this growth, we wanted to know, what are our most-viewed posts? We've compiled the most-viewed blog posts from 2010 from each of our categories (research, new media, National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and cross-posts from the White House Office of National HIV/AIDS Policy Blog and the CDC Health Protection Perspectives Blog). So here are the top 5:

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June 08, 2010


Using Video to Share Your Story: Some Tips on National Caribbean HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Tseli Mohammed, Project Coordinator

Camera Caribbean

National HIV Testing Day is June 27th. For the last two years we've used widgets as a way to share testing messages, resources and stories. This year we launched the HIV/AIDS prevention and services locator widget to help connect people not only to HIV testing sites, but to other support services, like housing, mental health, substance abuse, and treatment.

For National HIV Testing Day last year we used a widget to share personal stories about getting an HIV test and people from Denver to Louisiana shared their stories and the director of, Miguel Gomez, created and shared his video about what taking an HIV test meant to him. Even President Obama shared a video of he and Michelle getting an HIV test in Kenya back in 2006 and also reiterated the importance of getting a test today.

Personal stories are very powerful, whether it's a written story, a video, or simply a photo. I'm from Trinidad and telling one's own story is a large part of Caribbean culture and my own heritage. Since today, June 8th, is National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NCAHAAD), I've put together this video to show you some of the steps to creating a video that can tell YOUR story.

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August 12, 2009


H1N1 Preparedness, New Media and HIV/AIDS

Podcast of this blog post

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is working hard to inform the public about how to prepare for and prevent H1N1 flu.

We wanted to highlight a few new media tools that HHS is using to ensure public engagement and move information quickly.

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