White House Officials Used Twitter, Ashton Kutcher To Promote HIV Testing Day
The White House sought the help of actor Ashton Kutcher to promote National HIV Testing Day on June 27, through his Twitter page, Politico reports. Kutcher has over 2.5 million followers on Twitter, where he recently posted a link to a White House blog post and video commemorating the day. Reid Cherlin, White House assistant press secretary, said, "As technology impacts how and where people are communicating online, we are constantly looking for new ways to engage with the public," adding, "Our efforts to promote National HIV Testing Day included participation from popular users of Twitter, as well as broad social media engagement by agencies across the government." The White House also used Twitter to help connect people to HIV testing sites (Gavin, 6/29).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.