September 8, 2015

AIDS.gov at the United States Conference on AIDS

This post originally appeared on AIDS.gov

The 2015 United States Conference on AIDS is taking place from September 10-13 in Washington, D.C. Here is a snapshot of AIDS.gov and federal activities to help you get the most out of the conference.

  • USCA Coverage Platform: Updates, tweets, images and more from conference attendees and partners.
  • Twitter: Join the conversation with #USCA2015 and view live tweets from the plenary sessions.
  • AIDS.gov blog: Subscribe for coverage of the federal plenary and sessions on emerging research, policy and expert opinions.
  • Instagram: View photos from the conference social media lab, sessions, and plenaries.

Get Social with AIDS.gov:

AIDS.gov offers several ways to sharpen your social media skills while at USCA.

AIDS.gov and NMAC Social Media Lab
September 10 – 12
Scarlet Oak Room – Mezzanine Level
10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

1-on-1 training sessions
Drop in for customized assistance with your social media questions and learn how social media can help engage clients and partners in your organization’s HIV prevention, care, and treatment work. Or book an appointment. (And stop in to charge your devices!)

Mini Sessions:
Brief sessions to address popular social media topics that are frequently brought to the Social Media Lab. Stop by the Lab for the schedule.

Website Usability:
We’d like your input! Preview and give us feedback on some of our new design concepts. Please sign up for a usability testing session in the Geranium Room, Mezzanine Level, Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

Positive Spin Roundtable 

Real Stories of Real People Across the HIV Continuum of Care
Saturday, September 12
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
L’Enfant Plaza, Meeting Level 3

Positive Spin uses the power of digital storytelling to raise awareness of the stages of the HIV care continuum and the steps people living with HIV can take to live longer, healthier lives and reduce their risk of passing HIV to others. The creators and two of the men featured in the project (@KenLike Barbie and @IAMGUYANTHONY) will share strategies for using this storytelling tool in your community.

There are many opportunities to hear from our federal leadership including the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies, and other Departments.

Federal Plenary

Thursday September 10
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Marquis Ball Room, Meeting Level 2
Douglas Brooks (Director, ONAP) will discuss the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, (Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH) will speak on the science that informs the NHAS. Also, NMAC will honor House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi with the Elizabeth Taylor Legacy Award.

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