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White House AIDS Policy Encourages Social Networking With Limited Budget

The White House just released its National HIV/AIDS strategy yesterday, and it ambitiously aims to reduce new HIV infections by 25-percent by 2015. How will it accomplish this goal? The plan outlines the use of more social networking, but not much new funding. According to the new policy, "The United States currently provides more than $19 billion in annual funding for domestic HIV prevention,...

Digital AIDS "Quilt" Woven From Personal, Connected Memorials

There are already plenty of ways to memorialize people online: Tributes.com is trying to push newspaper obituaries into the print grave, while MySpace accounts have been unofficially memorializing lost friends and family for years, and Facebook officially launched memorial pages back in October. Chris Bartlett saw how these online services were creating timeless tributes to the fallen, and...

Twitter and Google Go Red for AIDS Day, Snoop Dogg Comes to GPS

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Google's homepage dedications to holidays and causes are well known, but numerous other sites attempt to raise awareness for such events as well. Today is World AIDS Day, and sites like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are all going red to honor the campaign. [From: Mashable] The emotionless, monotone female voice that is pervasive...

Text Messaging Used to Increase HIV and AIDS Awareness in Africa

Say what you will about texting being impersonal or a waste of money, but a project in South Africa shows the messages can help thousands of people. A number of organizations have united to form Project Masiluleke, which sends out free messages every day to millions of people, urging them to call a confidential phone number with any concerns about AIDS or HIV. So far, calls have quadrupled due...