Teens and young adults face many pressures and decisions involving alcohol, drugs, and sexual activity decisions that often occur simultaneously. Almost one quarter of sexually active young people aged 15-24 report having sex without a condom because they were drinking or using drugs at the time. These findings are from…
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Perceptions and Reality: How Safe Is the Pill? The Role of the Media, Healthcare Providers, and the Pharmaceutical Industry in Shaping American Women’
Perceptions and Reality: How Safe Is the Pill? The Role of the Media, Healthcare Providers, and the Pharmaceutical Industry in Shaping American Women’ A fact sheet, Q&A and resource list prepared for a media briefing that focused on public perceptions and knowledge of the safety of birth control pills compared…
A fact sheet on HIV, how it is transmitted, how to protect yourself against HIV, and information on testing and treatments for HIV. This fact sheet is available as part of a partnership with BET Teen Summit Town Hall specials. Fact Sheet
Teen Sex, Contraception and Pregnancy Fact Sheet: Teen Sex, Contraception and Pregnancy
Waiting lists are a reality of state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), which rely on specific federal appropriations, or capped funding, each year. Capped funding determines ADAP’s income eligibility criteria, the number of drugs in the formulary, and the number of people who can be served. This fact sheet provides…
More than 21,000 people with HIV/AIDS were estimated to be living in the disaster-affected counties of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. In addition to facing the multitude of health and other challenges confronting Hurricane survivors, people with HIV/AIDS may face additional hardships due to…
Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older and younger adults with permanent disabilities, is an important source of health coverage for people with HIV. This fact sheet provides an overview of the role of Medicare for people with HIV, including trends and characteristics of beneficiaries, spending, services and other issues.
This fact sheet provides current information about state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), which provide HIV medications to low-income people with HIV/AIDS who have limited or no prescription drug coverage.
Fact Sheet: What Are HIV Prevention Needs of Adults Over 50?