February 1, 2013
Save the Date: CDC Twitter Chat
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be hosting a variety of Twitter events in commemoration of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), which takes place annually on February 7.
Tuesday, February 5 at 2pm ET—Twitter Chat with CDC leaders and partners from the NBHAAD Strategic Leadership Council (SLC) and the Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI)
Join this interactive Twitter chat to discuss the impact of the HIV and AIDS on African American communities across the United States and how individuals, communities and CDC partners can address the HIV epidemic by getting educated, getting tested, getting involved and getting treated, if needed. Experts also will address specific questions that were developed by community members. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Join the chat by using the hashtag #NBHAADchat or follow @DrDeanCDC for the latest information on the chat.
Advice for First-time Twitter Chat Participants
If you have never participated in a Twitter chat, it is very easy to follow the conversation. Simply login into your account and type the designated hashtag (i.e., #NBHAADchat) for this specific chat in the search box. All tweets associated with the chat will display in the feed.
New Account Set-Up
If you have do not have a Twitter account, it is very easy to establish one. Before set-up, you will need to determine a unique profile name describing the subject matter of your account, a biography which is a 160 character description of your profile and an image to display in the header. Log into twitter.com to get started. You may want to review some established accounts as examples. In order to be certain all Twitter chat participants are able to view your tweets, please be sure your Tweet Privacy setting is set at the default (the box is left unchecked.) This can be found under Settings.
Watching a TwitterChat
To simply follow the conversation without establishing an account, you may search the designated chat hashtag at this link: https://twitter.com/search
For more information on NBHAAD, go to www.nationalblackaidsday.org.