peter salgo, second opinion stat! (PBS): HIV/AIDS in middle age at the aging suite (0121)

HIV and AIDS in Older Adults… Part I
Peter Salgo, MD (PBS’s second opinion stat!)
the Aging Suite
December 7, 2009

While sexually transmitted diseases were once thought of as a problem in the young population, diseases such as HIV are rising at alarming rates in the middle age and elderly. Social, medical, physical and cultural factors are contributing to this trend.

This APT medical series explores illnesses one at a time and features a panel of physicians and other experts assessing individual cases. Visit http://www.SecondOpinion-TV.org

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video post: kearns to LA city council announcing elder HIV/AIDS summit & new media training feb 12 (0119)

chers—

if this works, share my joy of this unhistoric moment of major insignificance, la la la

namaste

—rk

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AIDS.gov hosts federal phone conference for world AIDS day 2009 (0070)

World AIDS Day
Federal Conference Call

Tuesday,
November 17, 2009:
2:30pm – 4:00pm (EST)

AIDS.gov World Aids Day Federal Conference Call. Tuesday November 17, 2009. 2:30pm - 4:00pm (EST). Space is limited, register today!

AIDS.gov is hosting a World AIDS Day Conference Call for Federal staff and grantees. The call will provide a brief update on the state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. and a brief overview of the global epidemic.

Participants will have a chance to ask these representatives about Federal HIV/AIDS programs:

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HIV/AIDS & H1N1: cdc swine flu social media toolkit (049)

cdc_logoSwine Flu: The Official
CDC Social Media Toolkit

by Jennifer Van Grove

MASHABLE
the social media guide
May 1st, 2009

Social media really has come of age. Not only are we doing our part to educate readers on how to track Swine Flu online and how to make sense of swine flu on Twitter, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) are also embracing and promoting the social web for information sharing and consumption.

The CDC’s social media arsenal includes widgets and buttons, a mobile-optimized CDC web site, online instructional videos, podcasts, eCards, Swine Flu specific news feeds, 3 Twitter accounts, Flickr images, and several social network profiles.

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HIV/AIDS cultural activism: IRIN’s ‘heroes of HIV’ short film series (018)

IRIN transparentlogohumanitarian news and analysis
a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

IRIN Films is pleased to announce the launch of “Heroes of HIV” – a powerful and moving series of short films on HIV/AIDS.

“Heroes of HIV” profiles people involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Their stories are sometimes sad, sometimes uplifting, always inspiring.

catholicbishop200908241127570294.jpgKevin Dowling is a South African Catholic Bishop, who has worked for years with the poor of Rustenburg, northern South Africa. But the shockingly high rates of HIV infection in these communities persuaded him that, against Catholic Church doctrine, condoms should be promoted as the only effective means of halting the spread of the virus.

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HIV/AIDS cultural activism: kudos to cleveland for ‘the female condom’ (016)

chers—

good work! now i wanna see the version with two guys in the bathroom.

—rk

‘The Female Condom’
Brought to you by the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland

HIV/AIDS cultural activism: digital story collecting among migrant workers in swaziland (015)

Thandiwe

IOMPretoria
December 04, 2007

Thandiwe Dlamini’s fierce fight against HIV and AIDS is compromised by the abject lack of resources and medical personnel and the stigmatization of her community in Swaziland. However, with the love and support of her employer and colleagues, and through prayer and faith, she considers herself living testimony to the fact that there is indeed life after HIV infection. Language: siSwati…Subtitles: English

chers—

another excellent example of multimedia cultural activism in assembling a body of compelling anecdotal knowledge. a discussion of the project by clodagh miskelly, panos, london, follows

namasté

—rk

A Snapshot of Life
by Clodagh Miskelly. Panos London
May 1, 2009

Summary
“Migrants who tell their own stories defy the common labels of victim or scrounger and provide a powerful counterpoint to mainstream reporting…”

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