AIDS.gov

AIDS.gov

AIDS.gov is an internet portal for all Federal domestic HIV/AIDS resources and information.

On World AIDS Day, December 1, 2006 the Department of Health and Human Services launched AIDS.gov. The website serves as a gateway to HIV/AIDS information. The site contains content and links that guide users to their desired information. [ Mike Leavitt, Secretary of Health and Human Services [http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2006pres/20061130.html World AIDS Day 2006] ]

AIDS.gov is the federal HIV/AIDS Web portal, a gateway to federal, domestic HIV/AIDS information. It is intended as a resource for the general public, federal staff/agencies, state staff, federal grantees, medical and research institutions, and other HIV/AIDS-related organizations. It is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Public Health and Science and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and works across the government.

The content, design and development team includes representatives from HHS and other government agencies working on AIDS domestically.

Awards

On March 11, 2008, AIDS.gov received the American Association of Webmasters Gold Award. This is a peer-reviewed, criteria-based award for achievement in web design in which rigorous standards of HTML code, web design, technical achievement, and overall content are evaluated.

New Media

In January, 2008 , AIDS.gov started a [http://Blog.AIDS.gov blog] on how to use new media tools in response to HIV/AIDS. AIDS.gov is also engaged in other new media activities [http://www.dhhs.gov/news/press/2008pres/05/20080507b.html] --from developing podcasts to promoting a text messaging campaign with the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mobile phone users can text their ZIP code to KNOWIT (566948) and will receive the location of their nearest HIV testing center. [http://www.aids.gov/knowit.html]

References

External Resources

* [http://www.aids.gov/ Aids.gov]
* [http://www.hivtest.org hivtest.org]
* [http://www.hhs.gov/awarenessdays website for HIV/AIDS Awareness Days]
* [http://www.nlaad.org National Latino AIDS Awareness Day]
* http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/default.htm CDC HIV/AIDS prevention website
* http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/12/20061201-2.html The President's website refers to AIDS.gov
* http://www.kff.org/hivaids/phip113007nr.cfm
* http://www.cdc.gov/healthmarketing/ehealth_wad2007.htm
* http://www.dhhs.gov/news/press/2008pres/05/20080507b.html


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