Thesis Presentation

The presentation for my thesis is available by clicking here. You can download and read my thesis paper in PDF here. Video of the presentation below. Click to play   Share → Tweet

HIV/AIDS & Social Media News Roundup

HIV/AIDS News Personalized Text Messages Could Boost HIV Medication Adherence – “A personalized text messaging reminder service significantly boosted antiretroviral (ARV) adherence over a six-week period compared with a standard beeper reminder system, according to a study published in the March issue of AIDS Patient Care and STDs.” Adults With HIV at Increased Risk of Bone Fractures, Study Finds Maine AIDS Alliance Closing its Doors – “Maine’s only statewide HIV/AIDS advocacy group is closing in June after more than two decades of lobbying for patients in Augusta and organizing Maine AIDS Walks... Read The Rest →

HIV/AIDS News Roundup and I am in the press!

NYC Health Dept debuts HIV awareness subway ad NYC’s Top HIV Official Ducks Forum on Graphic AIDS Campaign MoMA and AA Bronson Present “Queer Cinema: Today and Yesterday” Project Masiluleke harnesses the mobile phone as a high-impact, low-cost tool in the fight againstHIV/AIDS and TB. Nearly 100% of South Africans have access to a mobile device and the project touches virtually every one of them. Conservative estimates indicate Project Masiluleke has the potential to mobilize hundreds of thousands to get tested. In other news, I was quoted on behalf of my... Read The Rest →

Cool HIV Prevention/Awareness Projects

Why Stand The ʻChoose to Stand Up” campaign was developed by African Services Committee in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. African Services Committee has worked for over 20 years providing HIV testing, support and access to treatment for immigrant New Yorkers. And, while effective treatments have dramatically changed the fight against AIDS, stigma and discrimination against HIV+ people remain nearly as strong as ever. Cable Positive’s Youth AIDS Media Institute (YAMI) University (project has ended) Cable Positive’s Youth AIDS Media Institute University (YAMI-U)... Read The Rest →

HIV/AIDS News Roundup

Health Department unveiling free iPhone application that allows New Yorkers to find free condoms “We are trying to reach everyone having sex,” said Monica Sweeney, the agency’s point person for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control. “The younger generation uses their iPhone and we want to make it convenient for them to access condoms.” Cool condoms for safe sex Collective disapproval, adverse legislation and service norms are among the main causes hampering condom access for sexually active adolescents. Gender relationships, sexual culture and sex education in the Caribbean do not sufficiently support preventive... Read The Rest →

Thesis Statement Draft v2

Thesis Proposal Title Project Y.E.S. : A Mobile/Social Media HIV Intervention (TBD) Thesis Statement Project Y.E.S. (Youth, Empowerment & Sexuality) incorporates both mobile technology and social media as part of an HIV intervention targeting New York City youth. Personal Statement I am interested in the intersections of sexuality, public health, and social justice. I believe mobile technology and social media can be integrated both into existing interventions as well as stand alone interventions to increase knowledge of safer sex, HIV/AIDS prevention, and options for those who are HIV positive. I... Read The Rest →

Comprehensive Sex Ed Not Mandatory in NY State

UNBELIEVABLE! Check out this article from New York Civil Liberties Union: Comprehensive sexuality education is not a part of the required curriculum in New York State. City schools are not required to provide sexuality education despite a clear need for it: New York City has the highest rates of HIV and AIDS infection in the United States. According to 2005 Youth Risk Behavior Survey data, 41 percent of New York City youth reported becoming sexually active by 9th grade and 58 percent by 12th grade. Share → Tweet

STDiQ iPhone App

STDiQ is a free iPhone app developed by Denver Health. It seems like a really interesting and informative project. I wonder how many downloads it has received and if anyone has attempted to evaluate the intervention’s success? From their website: STDiQ is a great resource for the sexually active adult, featuring: — A risk checker to show what factors can increase your chances of getting an STD — An STD testing site locater — Fact sheets on 10 common STDs including g*****l herpes, chlamydia and HIV — An engaging, educational... Read The Rest →

HIV/AIDS News Roundup

H.I.V.: Drugs Often Reserved for the Very Sick May Stem Mother-to-Baby Infections (NY Times) Johnson & Johnson Deal May Bring HIV/AIDS Drugs To Developing Countries Faster (Kaiser Family Foundation) Institute of Medicine Issues Second Report on HIV Screening and Access to Care (AIDS.gov) Federal Leads Explore Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Housing Insecurity or Homelessness (AIDS.gov) ADAP Watch: AIDS Drug Wait List Grows to 5,779 (Housing Works) National HIV/AIDS Strategy Tiptoes Forward (Housing Works) Share → Tweet

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