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Generation Rx.com: How Young People Use the Internet for Health Information

The Internet has become a daily part of life especially for younger Americans. Teens as well as adults are now going online to look for health information. What exactly are young people looking for? Do they trust what they find? Is it influencing what they talk about with their peers,…

Health Care One Year After Hurricane Katrina

Health Care One Year After Hurricane Katrina Extended interviews with survivors and a related film, “Voices of the Storm: Health Care After Katrina,” are available below. August 29, 2006, marks the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s catastrophic landfall. The Kaiser Family Foundation continues its commitment to help respond to the…

Key Facts: Women and HIV/AIDS

Women comprise a growing share of new cases of AIDS in the United States. In 1986, women only represented 7% of new cases of AIDS. By 1999 that share had risen to nearly one quarter. Not only do women represent an increasing share of persons with AIDS, today they represent…

Capitol Hill Briefing on Latinos and HIV/AIDS

As part of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s ongoing effort to raise awareness about critical issues related to HIV/AIDS, we co-hosted a Capitol Hill briefing with the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) on Latinos and HIV/AIDS. Honorary co-sponsors of the briefing included Representatives Hilda Solis (D-CA), Ciro…

Women and HIV/AIDS in the United States: Setting an Agenda for the Future

Women represent almost one in three new HIV infections in the U.S. and the share of women among reported AIDS cases has more than tripled since 1986 from 7% to 26% of reported cases in 2001. Women of color, particularly African American women, have been hard hit, accounting for the…

XV International AIDS Conference Satellite Session: Resource Tracking and Priority Setting

UNAIDS hosted this panel that featured the work of the UNAIDS Consortium on Resource Tracking. The session highlighted the importance of tracking global HIV/AIDS financial information; reviewed the methodological approaches used to track HIV/AIDS resource flows; and determined gaps in HIV/AIDS financial information and coverage as well as strategies for…

Update on ADAP Waiting Lists for HIV Medications

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists have been an ongoing challenge for people with HIV/AIDS in many states. On June 23, 2004 President Bush announced the availability of an additional $20 million for HIV medications for the 10 states that had ADAP waiting lists at that time. The Initiative…

HIV/AIDS Public Education Campaign Wins Emmy

“Be Safe/Fight For Your Rights: Protect Yourself,” a partnership of the Kaiser Family Foundation and MTV to inform young people about sexual health issues such as HIV/AIDS, was awarded the 2003 National Public Service Emmy by the National Television Academy on Thursday, October 21, 2004. Foundation campaign partnerships with Viacom,…

Post G8 Briefing: Future Financing to Address the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

The Kaiser Family Foundation has issued a report that provides a detailed look at funding for the global HIV/AIDS epidemic by major donors. The report, Financing the Response to HIV/AIDS in Low and Middle Income Countries: Funding for HIV/AIDS from the G7 and the European Commission, examines funding from countries…