AIDS at 25


June 5, 2006, marks twenty-five years since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its first warning about an emerging illness that soon became known as AIDS. In recognition of this day, the Kaiser Family Foundation is releasing several new and updated resources:

Evolution of an Epidemic: 25 Years of HIV/AIDS Media Campaigns in the U.S.

AIDS at 25: An Overview of Major Trends in the U.S. Epidemic

29544480.gifThe Global HIV/AIDS Timeline is an interactive, up-to-date web-based timeline of key HIV-related events and noteworthy activities from 1981 through today.

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The Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS released May 2006 finds that Americans increasingly believe the U.S. should be a global leader on HIV/AIDS, including spending more money to fight the epidemic abroad and at home.

Fact Sheets on HIV/AIDS

Kaiser has multiple public education partnerships including KNOW HIV/AIDS with CBS Corporation and Viacom, think with MTV and Rap-It-Up with BET. provides the most current news headlines and resources for journalists and others in global health and its facts-at-a-glance, overview of the HIV/AIDS global epidemic, and country profile pages have been updated to reflect the most current data from UNAIDS. has been updated with new HIV/AIDS data by country. The site provides country comparisons and interactive maps and all data can be downloaded. GlobalHealthFacts also has the latest data on tuberculosis, malaria, avian flu and other health and demographic indicators.

icon_shfo.gif Up-to-date, state-by-state data on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States is available on

Resources on HIV/AIDS on include narrated slide tutorials on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, reference libraries with the latest research and policy analysis, an issue module for students interested in volunteering on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and a collection of course syllabi from classes on HIV policy.

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