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Teens on Sex: What They Say Teens Today Need to Know, And Who They Listen To

A national random-sample telephone survey of 1,510 teenagers age 12-18, conducted for the Foundation by Princeton Survey Research Associates between March 28, 1996 and May 5, 1996. The survey finds that most teens have enough information about how girls get pregnant, but not how to use different kinds of birth…

Trends in U.S. Spending on HIV/AIDS

This policy brief provides an analysis of trends in U.S. federal spending on the HIV/AIDS epidemic since FY 1981, the year in which the epidemic began. To date, the U.S. government has invested more than $100 billion in combating the epidemic. Policy Brief: Other Reports in the Spending on the…

Health News Index – May/June 2003

Health News Index May/June, 2003 The Health News Index measures public attention to and knowledge about leading health stories covered in the news between May 1-30. The Health News Index is designed to help news media and people in the health field gain a better understanding of which health stories…

Sex on TV 3 Executive Summary

The third biennial Sex on Television 3: Content and Context study finds the amount of sex on television remains high, but TV sex is more likely than in previous years to include some reference to “safer” sex issues such as waiting to have sex, using protection, or the possible consequences…

Sex Education in America – Summary

A new project by National Public Radio, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University's Kennedy School examines Americans' views on sex education in the nations public schools. The project reviews whether Americans think sex education should be taught in school, what kind of sex education should be taught, and surveys…

HIV/AIDS in Georgia

Two reports – “Survey of Georgia Residents on HIV/AIDS” and “Georgia’s Minority Health and Health Disparities Report – Facing a Crisis” – show the disproportionate impact HIV is having on minorities in Georgia, and important differences in how minorities view HIV/AIDS compared to whites. The reports were released at a…

State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs):  A National Status Report on Access – Toplines/Survey

A State-by-State Profile of ADAPs: Key Access & Budget Categories (as of July 1997)State Financial Eligibility *1(% above federal poverty level) Medical Eligibility *2(CD4=CD4 cell count, vl=viral load) Protease Inhibitors Covered *3(4 drugs approved) Non- nucleosides Covered(2 drugs approved) OI Prophylaxis Covered *4(14 drugs recom- mended) Other Medications Covered Total…

Talking about STDs with Health Professionals: Women’s Experiences – Report

Talking About STDs with Health Professionals Women's Experiences More than 12 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) other than HIV/AIDS, including three million among teenagers alone, occur every year. At current rates, at least one person in four will contract an STD at some point in his or…

Syringe Exchange and AB 136: The Dynamics of Local Consideration in Six California Communities

A new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Syringe Exchange and AB 136: The Dynamics of Local Consideration in Six California Communities, provides a qualitative assessment of California’s Assembly Bill (AB) 136, which authorizes the operation of syringe exchange programs within the state after a local declaration of emergency. The study is based on interviews with key stakeholders in six California county and city jurisdictions.

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