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Lancet Commentary: The U.S. Global Health Initiative: Where Does It Stand?

This article explores the current state of the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI). The GHI, announced by President Obama shortly after taking office, represents the bulk of the U.S. global health budget for activities in more than 80 countries. It examines the successes and challenges experienced by the GHI in…

AIDS at 21: Media Coverage of the HIV Epidemic 1981 – 2002 – Methodology Report

The Kaiser Family Foundation, in conjunction with Princeton Survey Research Associates, conducted a comprehensive examination of media coverage of HIV/AIDS from 1981 to 2002.The study investigates the volume of HIV/AIDS coverage over time and key events, domestic versus international focus of coverage, the portrayal of affected populations, story topics, the…

Survey of South Africans at Ten Years of Democracy, Summary and Chartpack

South Africans at Ten Years of Democracy – Summary and ChartpackSummary and chartpack from, “South Africans at Ten Years of Democracy,” comprehensive, nationally representative survey of South Africans was conducted by The Washington Post, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University to examine South Africans’ views about democracy and the challenges…

Health Care and the 2004 Elections: HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDSDownload a printable .pdf of Health Care and the 2004 Elections: HIV/AIDS.IssueBackgroundPolicy Challenges Facing the Response to HIV/AIDSAssessing Candidate PositionsIssueHIV/AIDS is a critical issue to many who may have questions for candidates concerning their positions on the U.S. response to the epidemic at home and abroad. The U.S. is faced…

“Seryozha” A Documentary on Children and HIV/AIDS in Russia

“Seryozha” is a documentary film about orphans living on the streets of St. Petersburg, Russia, some of whom are HIV-positive or have lost parents to AIDS. Filmmaker Denis Kuzmin follows the life of one orphan and through him tells the larger story of “street kids” exposed to drugs, sex and…

Survey of G7 Nations on HIV Spending in Developing Countries – Survey Toplines

Kaiser has prepared this survey of more than 7,000 people in G7 nations in advance of the Group of 8 meeting in Gleneagles, Scotland. Public opinion in the countries (Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and the United States) shows similarities among the nations on whether progress is being…

South Africans at Ten Years of Democracy

Ten years after the fall of apartheid and the birth of a new democracy, South Africans went to the polls for their third national election in April 2004. During the past ten years, the people of South Africa have witnessed dramatic changes in their government, as well as in their…

Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS – Part Two: HIV Testing

These survey findings of Americans’ views on HIV testing are part of Kaiser’s national “Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS,” conducted in spring 2004. It explores such issues as how many adults report ever having been tested and talk to their doctor about HIV/AIDS, as well as misconceptions and stigma about…