New Avenues for Expression and Engagement with Youth around Sexual Health Information

Content From: HIV.govPublished: February 16, 20102 min read


The Internet Sexuality Information Services, Inc. is less than two weeks away! As ISIS' Margaret Lucas told us, "Sex::TechExit Disclaimer brings together leaders in the fields of STD/HIV prevention, education, unplanned pregnancy prevention, government and technology to explore ways new media can improve young people's access to sexual health information. These pioneers will lead discussions on ways to harness the Internet, social networks and mobile technologies to advance sexual health. The Sex::Tech 2010 programExit Disclaimer includes successes, innovations, technology intensives and expert insights, in addition to providing a platform to showcase youth-led advocacy."

Last year and sexual health websitesExit Disclaimer developed by and for teens. Jennie Anderson (one of our new media inspirations) and Tina HoffExit Disclaimer (of the Kaiser Family FoundationExit Disclaimer), and can't wait to hear the latest about bridging the digital divide to engage with youth from minority communities around sexual health information. We are also looking forward to sharing our own lessons learned from this year's Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day campaign.

You can still registerExit Disclaimer to join Sex::TechExit Disclaimer at the J.W. Marriott in San Francisco on February 26 and 27. Margaret also told us that the first-day plenary will feature the winner of the Say What?!?Exit Disclaimer contest — a partnership between MTVExit Disclaimer, Funny Or DieExit Disclaimer, and SayNowExit Disclaimer — where youth were asked to share the craziest sexual health advice an adult has given them.

Check out the Twitter conversation already taking place in preparation for Sex::Tech using the #sextechExit Disclaimer hashtag, and get ready to join in! You can get conference updates from the Sex::Tech Twitter accountExit Disclaimer or FacebookExit Disclaimer, and you can check out some of the photos from last yearExit Disclaimer.