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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

A Brief Look at Americans’ Perceptions of the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

This Data Note, using data from a national survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS released in June 2011, examines trends in the public’s perception of HIV/AIDS as a global problem. Overall, survey trends show that Americans view HIV/AIDS as a more pressing health problem for the world than for the U.S.,…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pulling it Together: As The International AIDS Conference Convenes, Some Positive News About Public Opinion and HIV

The American people are busy trying to make ends meet and take care of their families and they are constantly bombarded by messaging and spin. They rarely have a full understanding of policy issues and debates. Often it is their strongly held beliefs, whether based on accurate or inaccurate perceptions,…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS

This national survey released by the Kaiser Family Foundation 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. This comes despite an American characteristic distaste for foreign aid and at a time when…

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Are Schools “Just Saying No?” Is Abstinence-Only the Trend in Sex Education? And, Who Influences Policy?

Are Schools “Just Saying No?” Is Abstinence-Only the Trend in Sex Education? And, Who Influences Policy?Is abstinence-only sex education sweeping the nation? Recent federal legislation provides states with a financial incentive to promote abstinence-unless-married messages. The Republican Presidential frontrunner is now calling for more funding for abstinence-only programs. How is…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

SexSmarts Survey – “Safer Sex”, Condoms and “the Pill”

As part of an on-going public information partnership called SexSmarts, seventeen and the Kaiser Family Foundation conduct nationally-representative surveys of teens 15 to 17 on issues related to their sexual health. This survey examines teens’ knowledge and attitudes about “safer sex” and contraception (November 2000). Summary of Findings (.pdf) Toplines/Survey (.pdf)

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National Survey of Teens on HIV/AIDS

Public Knowledge and Attitudes About HIV/AIDS The Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2000, a nationally representative survey of teens ages 12-17, is designed to assess attitudes and knowledge about the epidemic among a generation at risk. The survey, released just prior to World AIDS Day, documents teen perspectives about the impact of…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sexual Activity and Substance Use Among Youth

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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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Covering the Epidemic: AIDS in the News Media, 1985-1996 – Chart Pack

Media Coverage Of AIDS: Broad-Based, Consistent Over Past Decade Focus Shifts, However, From Science/Medicine to Celebrity-Oriented Embargoed for release until: 9:00 a.m. E.T., Wednesday, June 26, 1996 Contact: Matt James or Tina Hoff Washington, D.C. — Media coverage in the U.S. of AIDS over the past decade has generally remained…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

National Survey of Adolescents and Young Adults: Sexual Health Knowledge, Attitudes and Experiences

This comprehensive new survey examines the factors that shape and inform the knowledge and decision making of young people. The report examines what kinds of pressure young people face to be sexually active and how they handle the pressure; what they know about HIV/AIDS and STDs; what they know and…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Health Poll Report – January/February 2003

Health News Index January/February 2003The Health News Index measures public attention to and knowledge about leading health stories covered in the news in December and January. The Health News Index is designed to help news media and people in the health field gain a better understanding of which health stories…

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