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Health Care and the 2004 Elections: HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDSDownload a printable .pdf of Health Care and the 2004 Elections: HIV/AIDS.IssueBackgroundPolicy Challenges Facing the Response to HIV/AIDSAssessing Candidate PositionsIssueHIV/AIDS is a critical issue to many who may have questions for candidates concerning their positions on the U.S. response to the epidemic at home and abroad. The U.S. is faced…

Assessing the Effectiveness of Public Education Campaigns

Policy makers frequently turn to media-based public education campaigns as a way to address public health issues of all kinds, from childhood obesity to enrolling seniors in prescription drug plans. In order to help assess the effectiveness of recent efforts, the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a forum featuring the authors…

“Seryozha” A Documentary on Children and HIV/AIDS in Russia

“Seryozha” is a documentary film about orphans living on the streets of St. Petersburg, Russia, some of whom are HIV-positive or have lost parents to AIDS. Filmmaker Denis Kuzmin follows the life of one orphan and through him tells the larger story of “street kids” exposed to drugs, sex and…

National ADAP Monitoring Project 2008 Annual Report

The National ADAP Monitoring Project Annual Report provides the latest data on state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs). ADAPs, part of the Ryan White Program, provide HIV medications to low-income people with HIV/AIDS who have limited or no prescription drug coverage. ADAPs operate in all 50 states, the District of…

Survey about U.S. Role in Global Health Reports That Americans Want Take Care of Problems at Home First in a Recession, But Say Don’t Cut Funding For Global Health and Development

Two-thirds of the public supports maintaining (39%) or increasing (26%) U.S. government funding to improve health in developing countries, while fewer than a quarter (23%) say the government is spending too much on global health, according to this survey of the American people’s attitudes towards U.S. global health and development…

Survey Brief: Views and Experiences with HIV Testing in the U.S.

This survey brief, based on the 2009 Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS, takes a deeper look at the U.S. public’s attitudes towards and reported experiences with HIV testing, including which groups are most likely to report being tested for HIV, reasons for being tested or not being tested, communications with…

Pulling it Together: Small $ for HIV Prevention

It’s no secret that the response to the HIV epidemic domestically has not kept pace with the response to the global epidemic. And in an earlier column called America Has Gone Quiet on HIV/AIDS I wrote about the growing complacency towards the domestic epidemic revealed in our recent survey of…

Rating Sex and Violence in the Media: Media Ratings and Proposals for Reform

Rating Sex and Violence in the Media: Media Ratings and Proposals for Reform The second release in a series of fact sheets and issue briefs on key topics in the field of children, media and health. The Media Ratings issue brief provides an overview of parental advisory ratings for movies,…

"I Got Tested" Campaign Encourages Americans to Know Their HIV Status

NEWS RELEASE Tuesday, June 12, 2012 New PSAs Promote Free and Low-Cost Testing Services Provided by CDC, State and Local Health Departments and AIDS Service Organizations New Spanish-language HIV/AIDS Messages Debut on Univision Network in Lead-Up to National HIV Testing Day (June 27) Menlo Park, Calif. – Greater Than AIDS,…

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