ISGMH is proud to present a talk by Deb Levine, MA titled “The 20 year history of technology for HIV research: 1999-2019.” This event will be held in our Stonewall Conference Room at 625 N. Michigan Ave Suite 1400 at 1:30 on March 14. The talk will be streamed via BlueJeans using this link. Third Coast Center for AIDS Research is a co-sponsor of this lecture.
In 1999, a man came into San Francisco City Clinic and was diagnosed with syphilis. He had had sex with many men but didn’t know their names, although they were all members of the same SF-based AOL chat room. The rest is history. From early interventions such as inSPOT, online partner notification, to modern mobile apps and social media, digital programs continue to show much promise in stemming the tide of the epidemic.
In this talk, Deb will cover early digital HIV prevention program development in concert with the SF community, evidence-based studies and literature reviews, and how-tos for more recent work on social media sites like Snapchat and Instagram.
Deb Levine, BSW, MA is the Founder and Former Executive Director of YTH (youth+tech+health) from 2001-2014. Currently, she is the Principal at her new consulting company, Tech Strategy Consultants. She has won many awards for her work in digital health for youth, including a White House – HHS award for a mobile app for college students, and a citation in former President Clinton’s report on Education and the Internet for her ground-breaking work on Columbia University’s Go Ask Alice. She has degrees from Cornell University and New York University, and is raising two teenagers in Oakland, CA.