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HIV/AIDS at 30: A Public Opinion Perspective

HIV/AIDS at 30 Executive Summary
  1. Due to survey sample size limitations, we are not able to separately present data about the views and experiences of gay men, who have been at the forefront of the epidemic. Their views are included in the national data in proportion to their share of the overall population.

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Section 1: The Dynamics of American Opinion on HIV/AIDS
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Thirty Years of HIV - 1981-2011," Morbidity and Mortality Weeklyn Report, 2011, 60(21): 689. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwf/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6021a1.htm

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  2. Kaiser Family Foundation, Fact Sheet, "Black Americans and HIV/AIDS," March 2011. http://www.kff.org/hivaids/upload/6089-09.pdf

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  3. Kaiser Family Foundation, Timeline, "The Global HIV/AIDS Timeline," 2011. http://www.kff.org/hivaids/timeline/hivtimeline.cfm

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  4. Gardner, E., McLees, M., Steiner, J., del Rio, C., and Burman, W, "The Spectrum of Engagement in HIV Care and Its Relevance to Test-and-Treat Strategies for Prevention of HIV Infection," Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2011, 52(6): 793-800.

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  5. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Press Release, "Treating HIV-infected People with Antiretrovirals Protects Partners from Infection: Findings Results from NIH-funded International Study," May 2011. http://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2011/Pages/HPTN052.aspx

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  6. Among parents of children ages 21 and younger.

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  7. Trends for 1997 and previous: Gallup and Gallup/CNN surveys.

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  8. Kaiser Family Foundation, Fact Sheet, "U.S. Federal Funding for HIV/AIDS: The President's FY 2012 Budget Request," March 2011. http://www.kff.org/hivaids/upload/7029-07.pdf

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  9. Ms. Taylor died March 23, 2011, and the survey was in the field April 4-May 1.

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Section 2: A Special Focus on the Concerns, Experiences and Attitudes of the Black Community
  1. Kaiser Family Foundation, Fact Sheet, "Black Americans and HIV/AIDS," March 2011. http://www.kff.org/hivaids/6089.cfm

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  2. Residents of Puerto Rico, a U.S. Latino community that has been heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS, are not included in this national survey.

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  3. Kaiser Family Foundation, Fact Sheet, “Latinos and HIV/AIDS,” March 2011. http://www.kff.org/hivaids/6007.cfm

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Section 3: Young Adults and the Domestic Epidemic
  1. Women and men in their 20s have higher rates of sexual activity and are more likely than older adults to report having 2 or more sexual partners during the past year. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics, “Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attraction, and Sexual Identity in the United States: Data From the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth,” National Health Statistics Reports, March 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr036.pdf

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  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fact Sheet, “HIV/AIDS Among Youth,” August 2008. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/youth.htm

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Section 4: Americans Talk About Testing
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fact Sheet, “HIV in the United States,” July 2010. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/us.htm

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  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing for Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings,” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2006, 55(RR14): 1-17. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5514a1.htm

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  3.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fact Sheet, “The Role of STD Prevention and Treatment in HIV Prevention,” December 2007. http://www.cdc.gov/std/hiv/STDFact-STD-HIV.htm; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing for Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings,” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2006, 55(RR14): 1-17. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5514a1.htm

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