AIDS.gov uses new digital strategy

June 30, 2012 at 12:17 AM

BETHESDA, Md., June 30 (UPI) -- AIDS.gov, which provides HIV/AIDS information and resources, has been updated to be compatible with smartphones and other mobile devices, officials say.

"With so many Americans accessing the Internet via mobile devices, federal agencies are beginning to adapt to better meet the public's information needs," Dr. Howard K. Koh, assistant secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services, said in a release. "Redesigning AIDS.gov using responsive Web design ensures that more Americans can easily access critical information about HIV/AIDS, including the latest news on the government's efforts to usher in an AIDS-free generation."

AIDS.gov is among the first full-scale federal Web sites to be upgraded using responsive design, which the Obama administration's new digital government strategy instructs federal agencies to use to deliver better digital services to any device, anytime, anywhere via smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs and video game consoles.

Visitors to AIDS.gov can navigate through numerous HIV/AIDS resources -- the latest HIV/AIDS news; basic HIV/AIDS information on prevention, testing, treatment, and care; and information on federal HIV/AIDS resources, including the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

It includes podcasts and a blog with posts by federal officials and others working to combat HIV/AIDS, Koh said.

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