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Trending HIV/AIDS on Twitter

By Enid Vázquez

July/August 2012

Trending HIV/AIDS on Twitter

Six HIV/AIDS activists are urging Twitterers to use the hashtags #HIV, #AIDS, or #IAC during the International AIDS Conference, being held July 22-27 in Washington, D.C. The suggestion will help to "trend" HIV/AIDS on Twitter, meaning that instead of Kim Kardashian being one of the most talked about topics on Twitter, it could be HIV and AIDS at the top of the list instead.

"Together, through this campaign, we (the global community) can, we must, make #HIV and #AIDS a trend. This is a huge opportunity to bring much-needed awareness to the HIV/AIDS global epidemic. To achieve success, we must all make a conscious effort to tweet our little fingers off!" writes activist Kevin Maloney in a recent blog on TheBody.com. "#HIV: Let's Trend until the End will redefine how HIV, AIDS, and hepatitis C (along with other sexually transmitted infections) awareness, prevention, outreach, activism, and much more are put into action in areas that are in desperate need of support."

To participate, RSVP on the campaign's Facebook event page, and click on "going," or go to twitter.com/hashtaghiv.


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