Leading up to the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a joint survey of the American public’s attitudes, awareness, and experiences related to HIV and AIDS. This survey is the 24th in a series of surveys dating back to 1995…
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Survey finds Black and Latino Youth “Very Concerned” about Impact of HIV on Themselves and Others Their Age; Black Youth Most Likely to be Offered and to Get a Test for HIV Menlo Park, Calif. – Nearly three times as many Black teens and young adults, and twice as many Latino youth,…
As the HIV/AIDS epidemic marks its thirtieth year, the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted its eighth large-scale national survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS.
Gay and Bisexual Men See HIV as the Top Health Issue Facing Their Community, But Majorities Are Not Personally Worried About Getting Infected & Not Getting Tested Regularly
Most Are Unaware of New Prevention Options, Such as PrEP, or Current Treatment Recommendations MENLO PARK, CA – More than thirty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and at a time when infections among gay and bisexual men are on the rise in the U.S., a new national survey of gay…
In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman explores why the problem of HIV among gay and bisexual men is urgent–and under the radar.
In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman explores why the problem of HIV among gay and bisexual men is urgent–and under the radar. All previous columns by Drew Altman are available online.
More than thirty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and at a time when infections among gay and bisexual men are on the rise in the U.S., a new national survey of gay and bisexual men by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that though HIV/AIDS is named as the number one health issue facing their population, a majority are not personally concerned about becoming infected, and relatively few report having been tested recently. Only about a quarter know about PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and fewer than half are aware that the current guidelines for people with HIV are to start antiretroviral (ARV) treatment as soon as they are diagnosed.
Georgia has the fifth highest number of HIV/AIDS diagnoses in the country. While the impact is felt across the state, three counties in Atlanta – Fulton, DeKalb and Clayton – have the highest prevalence rates (per 100,000 people) in the state. As is the case nationally, Black residents have been most severely and disproportionately affected, accounting for two thirds (67%) of new diagnoses in Georgia in 2013.
To better understand the views and experiences of Georgians on HIV/AIDS, the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a representative survey of 556 adults residing in Georgia in the summer of 2015. The survey was conducted as part of a public information partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health.