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Visualizing Health Policy: HIV/AIDS – The State of the Epidemic After 3 Decades

The July 2012 Visualizing Health Policy infographic looks at the state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic after three decades, released during the 19th biannual International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, D.C. See the full-size infographic at The Journal of the American Medical Association View the related Slideshow Visualizing Health Policy is a monthly…

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AIDS at 30

AIDS At 30: The U.S. Epidemic

“AIDS at 30: The U.S. Epidemic” chronicles the thirty years since the first cases of a rare pneumonia found in young gay men were reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. This four minute video highlights landmarks in the history of AIDS from the discovery of the AIDS virus and…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global HIV Prevention Progress Report Card 2010

The Global HIV Prevention Working Group is a panel of nearly 50 leading public health experts, clinicians, biomedical, and behavioral researchers, and people affected by HIV/AIDS, convened by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation. Executive Summary (.pdf) Report (.pdf) Press Release (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Affairs Article: Leveraging the Power of the Media to Combat HIV/AIDS

Since the mid-1990s the Kaiser Family Foundation has partnered with U.S.-based media companies on comprehensive HIV/AIDS campaigns. This paper, published in Health Affairs, Vol. 24, Issue 3, May/June 2005, outlines the unique public education model that it is using, and how Kaiser is expanding this work globally by working with some…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The U.S. Government’s Global Health Policy Architecture: Structure, Programs and Funding

This report provides the first comprehensive look at the U.S. government agencies and programs involved in the nation’s global health response, including their funding and their approaches. The report also provides overviews of the large-scale global health initiatives of the U.S. government, information on which countries receive support from the U.S., and a review of the key laws governing U.S. global health policy and relevant Congressional committees.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Insurance Coverage and Access to HIV Testing and Treatment: Considerations for Individuals at Risk for Infection and for Those with Undiagnosed Infection

Of the estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States, approximately 500,000 are not receiving care for their disease. This includes an estimated 250,000 people who do not know they are HIV positive. This article reviews data on insurance coverage and access to HIV testing and treatment,…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

We Are Empowered: Alicia Keys Wants To Change the Way Women Think About HIV

  Fourteen-time Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys has teamed up with Greater Than AIDS to launch EMPOWERED, a new public information campaign to reach women in the U.S. about HIV/AIDS. Being released in the lead-up to National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10), the ongoing…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Enhancing the Rapid Response Capacity of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator: Lessons from Other U.S. Emergency Responses

This report from the The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Task Force on HIV/AIDS, in collaboration with the Kaiser Family Foundation, reviews the emergency response capacities of a number of US government agencies and makes suggestions for enhancing the rapid-response capacity of the Office of the Global AIDS…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS 2010: Starting HAART: When to Take the First Step?

Recent guidelines are all recommending that HIV treatment be started at a higher CD4 count because of issues such as the ongoing damage caused by HIV itself, and prevention of transmission. Issues in long-term treatment, such as potential side effects, the development of resistance, the cost and sustainability of programmes in resource-poor settings, are some of the potential problems for such a strategy.

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