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Talking with Kids about Tough Issues: A National Survey of Parents and Kids

A new survey of parents and kids ages 10-15 on topics such as sex, AIDS, violence, alcohol and drugs. The survey was conducted for the Kaiser Family Foundation and ChildrenNow, as part of a national initiative called Talking With Kids About Tough Issues. More information on the campaign is available…

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…

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…

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…

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)

AIDS… A Crisis Among African-American Youth

A fact sheet on HIV, how it is transmitted, how to protect yourself against HIV, and information on testing and treatments for HIV. This fact sheet is available as part of a partnership with BET Teen Summit Town Hall specials. Fact Sheet

Survey about U.S. Role in Global Health Reports That Americans Want Take Care of Problems at Home First in a Recession, But Say Don’t Cut Funding For Global Health and Development

Two-thirds of the public supports maintaining (39%) or increasing (26%) U.S. government funding to improve health in developing countries, while fewer than a quarter (23%) say the government is spending too much on global health, according to this survey of the American people’s attitudes towards U.S. global health and development…

Survey Brief: Views and Experiences with HIV Testing in the U.S.

This survey brief, based on the 2009 Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS, takes a deeper look at the U.S. public’s attitudes towards and reported experiences with HIV testing, including which groups are most likely to report being tested for HIV, reasons for being tested or not being tested, communications with…

HIV/AIDS At 30: A Public Opinion Perspective

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. Key findings include: Reported HIV testing rates are flat since 1997, including among some key groups at higher risk. Thirty years into the epidemic, there is a declining…

Content Analysis:  Sexual Health Coverage in Women’s, Men’s and Teen Magazines

Content Analysis: Sexual Health Coverage in Women's, Men's and Teen MagazinesA content analysis and focus group report on magazine coverage of sexual health issues. The content analysis study, conducted by Kim Walsh-Childers, Debbie Treise and Alyse Gotthoffer of the University of Florida, is a current and ten-year retrospective study, looking…