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HIV/AIDS In The Lives Of Gay And Bisexual Men In The United States

Executive Summary
  1. KFF analysis of CDC data.

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  2. KFF analysis of CDC data.

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  3. CDC, HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex with Men --- 21 Cities, United States, 2008, MMWR, Volume 60(21), June 2011.

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  4. CDC, Estimated HIV Incidence in the United States, 2007-2010. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/statistics_hssr_vol_17_no_4.pdf

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  5. National Institutes of Health, Treating HIV-infected People with Antiretrovirals Protects Partners from Infection, May 12, 2011. http://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2011/pages/hptn052.aspx

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  6. U.S. Food and Drug Administration news release, July 16, 2012. http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm312210.htm

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  7. This analysis excludes those who selected “not applicable” for each item (4 percent for friends, 33 percent for casual sexual partners, 21 percent for long-term sexual partners).

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  8. This analysis excludes the 10 percent who self-identify as HIV-positive.

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  9. This analysis excludes the 16 percent who selected “not applicable” for the question about condom use.

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  10. This analysis excludes the 10 percent who self-identify as HIV-positive.

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Section 1: Importance Of HIV/AIDS As An Issue, Personal Concern, And Personal Connections
  1. CDC, Estimated HIV Incidence in the United States, 2007-2010. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/statistics_hssr_vol_17_no_4.pdf

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  2. Note that the sample size of the survey of gay and bisexual men does not allow us to break out the responses for African Americans specifically.

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  3. Throughout this report, comparison data for the general public and Black Americans (another group at high risk for HIV infection) come from KFF’s July Health Tracking Poll, a monthly nationally-representative telephone survey. Full results of that survey are available at http://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/8618-t.pdf

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  4. KFF analysis of CDC data.

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  5. CDC, HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex with Men --- 21 Cities, United States, 2008, MMWR, Volume 60(21), June 2011.

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  6. CDC, Monitoring Selected National HIV Prevention and Care Objectives by Using HIV Surveillance Data—United States and 6 Dependent Areas—2011, HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report, Volume 18(5), October 2013. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/2011_Monitoring_HIV_Indicators_HSSR_FINAL.pdf

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Section 2: Awareness And Opinions About HIV Prevention And Treatment
  1. Department of Health and Human Services, Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents/Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Treatment-Naive Patients, May 1, 2014. http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines/html/1/adult-and-adolescent-arv-guidelines/10/initiating-art-in-treatment-na%C3%AFve-patients

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  2. National Institutes of Health, Treating HIV-infected People with Antiretrovirals Protects Partners from Infection, May 12, 2011 http://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2011/pages/hptn052.aspx

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Section 3: Perceived Barriers, Stigma, And Talking About HIV
  1. This analysis excludes those who selected “not applicable” for each item (4 percent for friends, 7 percent for family, 21 percent for long-term sexual partners, 33 percent for casual sexual partners).

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  2. This analysis excludes the 26 percent who selected “not applicable” for this question.

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Section 4: Condom Use And HIV Testing
  1. CDC, Condoms and STDs: Fact Sheet for Public Health Personnel. http://www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness/latex.htm

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  2. This analysis excludes the 16 percent who selected “Not applicable” for this question.

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  3. CDC, HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/gender/msm/facts/index.html

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  4. This analysis excludes the 10 percent who self-identify as HIV-positive.

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Section 5: Information And The Role Of Different Groups
  1. Kaiser Family Foundation, HIV/AIDS at 30: A Public Opinion Perspective, June 1, 2011.  http://kff.org/hivaids/report/hivaids-at-30-a-public-opinion-perspective/

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Survey Methodology
  1. Details about KnowledgePanel sampling, recruitment, and weighting methodology, including details about how design weights are calculated, is available at http://www.knowledgenetworks.com/knpanel/docs/knowledgepanel(R)-design-summary-description.pdf

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