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Issue No. 51  | November 29, 2011
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AIDSinfo.nih.gov is pleased to provide you with a weekly update of highlights about what has happened in the world of HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research. We hope you find this encapsulated view of HIV/AIDS news useful.

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Finding and Navigating to Information Easier on Redesigned AIDSinfo and infoSIDA Web Sites

AIDSinfo marks World AIDS Day 2011 by releasing the redesigned AIDSinfo and infoSIDA Web sites. Our updated sister sites offer science-based, federally approved information on HIV treatment and research, including medical practice guidelines and treatment and prevention research studies to health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and others joined in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Research on the needs and behaviors of our sites’ users produced three major goals for the redesign effort: 

  1. Reorganization of content to make information on the sites easier to find.
  2. Improvement and standardization of navigation to make the sites easier to use.
  3. Tailoring of infoSIDA to reflect the needs of its priority audience—Spanish-speaking HIV-infected individuals, their family members and friends, and HIV case managers and outreach workers.

Highlights of the sites’ new look and feel include:

  • Updated home page design that gives users a snapshot of the entire Web site and direct access to all site content.
  • Enhanced search functionality that allows readers to search for information without navigating away from the home page.
  • Streamlined navigation that reduces the number of clicks it takes to access information anywhere on the site.
  • Logical reorganization of content into six categories, including two new categories: Education Materials and Mobile Resources & Tools.
  • A new Web address for infoSIDA—http://infoSIDA.nih.gov.

AIDSinfo has developed a dedicated Web page on the Web site redesign. The page provides more detail on the user research behind the redesign effort and changes to the sites. Your feedback will help us further improve the AIDSinfo and infoSIDA sites. Please send your comments by e-mail (ContactUs@aidsinfo.nih.gov), phone (800-448-0440), or Live Chat.


CDC HIV Mobile App Grant Opportunity Announced

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced the following grant opportunity:

Formative Research on Use of Mobile Applications (“app”) to Increase HIV Testing Behavior and HIV Prevention with Positive Persons [RFA-PS-12-001]

“The purpose of this funding announcement is to fund one applicant to conduct formative research to understand the needs, barriers, and facilitators of using mobile phone applications (‘apps’) for HIV prevention. Findings from this project will be used by the CDC to develop future HIV prevention mobile apps to support public health.”

For more information, view the grant announcement at Grants.gov.


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