Along with Instagram, Facebook, and others, Snapchat is one of the most popular apps in the U.S. among 18- to 24-year-olds. Given its reach and popularity, we recognized that it can be part of a comprehensive strategy to deliver HIV information and resources.
HIV.gov provides the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator as a tool to help you serve your audience at all hours. With its location-based information, your site visitors can search at any time for federally funded testing services, housing providers, health centers, and other service providers.
When mobile access expands, so does the reach of mobile-first content. Using smartphones, we can reach the previously unreached with HIV prevention interventions.
It turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks. The old dog, in this case, is HIV self-testing, a technology first introduced in 2012 and a focus of international public health initiatives ever since. The new trick consists of innovative ways to make HIV self-testing available and attractive to previously hard-to-reach populations.
This year’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day theme is “Staying the Course, the Fight is not Over.” The best way to stay the course is to get educated, then spread the word. Make a commitment to get educated about PrEP. Knowledge gained about PrEP can be used to not only empower yourself but others as well.
We have come a long way in our response to the HIV epidemic since its beginning. In the last seven years, new HIV infection rates have dropped almost 30 percent worldwide. During that time, the number of people with access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy has increased almost threefold. But it’s still not enough.
As we mark World AIDS Day today, those dedicated to controlling and ending the HIV epidemic find themselves in a fortunate position. We know what to do next—and that is stay the course. The scale of the epidemic demands nothing less.
Digital trends show that people prefer images (and video) to text. By using infographics, you can harness the popularity of visuals and guide your audience through content, including complex or scientific information, in an engaging way.
In this episode, you’ll hear from Dr. Muka Chikuba-McLeod who has been at the frontlines of the fight against HIV since the beginning of the epidemic in the country. She is the director of the USAID DISCOVER-Health project and JSI’s country representative for Zambia. Dr. Chikuba-McLeod talks to JSI’s Director of Communications, Penelope Riseborough about HIV prevention, treatment, and care; game changers in HIV; and what it will take to achieve epidemic control.
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a safe and cost-effective intervention that plays an essential role in HIV prevention. Now, with the second edition of PEPFAR’s Best Practices for VMMC Site Operations, managers of sites providing VMMC are getting the latest updates and advice on how to establish and maintain quality services.