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

Thesis Production Calendar, March 20 – May 9

March 20-March 26: built out from comps March 27 – March 30: Populate Content. March 29: present to youth, feedback on features, branding (tentative) March 31 – April 3: Sex Tech Conference in San Francisco April 4: Commit to branding April 5 – 9: Figure out GPS functionality for “Resources” April 11: Thesis Book Due April 10 – 15: Populate GPS content April 16 & 17: Take off for work. April 18 – April 23: Populate GPS content and make website to accompany app. April 19: Present to youth (tentative)... Read The Rest →

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 →

Thesis Revision

In the past few weeks, I have spoken to folks who work in HIV prevention/awareness and social/mobile media about my thesis project. My fears were confirmed in that this is all very new, people are excited about it but it is highly difficult to measure/evaluate the impact of such programs. I am questioning if my scope is too narrow, for example, focusing on New York City LGBTQI youth. I want to take a step back and broaden the scope because I believe the project has more potential for success and... Read The Rest →

Midterm Proposal

For my midterm project, I will design the  mobile interface for my thesis project. I will work on the wireframe in the interim and start building out the design for the midterm. The final project will be the fully functional app. My thesis is tentatively titled Project Y.E.S. Project Y.E.S. (Youth, Empowerment & Sexuality) is a mobile web app HIV education tool targeting New York City youth.. Through education and awareness, Project Y.E.S. aims to increase knowledge, increase HIV testing, and decrease HIV related stigma. Share → Tweet

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 →

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