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Black Residents' Views on HIV/AIDS in the District of Columbia

This data note examines public opinion among Washington, D.C.’s black residents about HIV/AIDS through a new analysis of the findings of the May 2011 Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation 2011 Survey of District of Columbia Residents. The District of Columbia has one of the highest AIDS rates in the nation, and black residents have been especially hard hit by the epidemic, accounting for about three-quarters of people living with HIV/AIDS in the city. Yet experiences and attitudes about HIV/AIDS can differ greatly across various groups of black residents, and this analysis – a joint project of the Disparities Policy Project and Public Opinion and Survey Research teams – examines that variation, taking into account the way views and concerns differ by age, education and geography.

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