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Health News Index – July/August 2002

The Health News Index measures public attention to and knowledge about leading health stories covered in the news in June and July, including discussions in Congress about a Medicare prescription drug benefit; a report from the National Institutes of Health on hormone replacement therapy; and the International AIDS Conference in…

Critical Challenges in the Third Decade of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

On June 5, 2001, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation jointly sponsored a daylong Symposium to mark the 20th year of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and focus on the key challenges facing the United States at home and abroad in the epidemic's third decade. This policy brief continues the…

Global Spending on HIV/AIDS in Resource-Poor Settings

This policy brief presents data on the range of resources currently being expended to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in resource-poor settings, including bilateral, multilateral, and private sector support, as well as domestic spending by recipient country governments. For purposes of this policy brief, resource-poor countries include developing countries and countries…

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the U.S.

This fact sheet is an update on sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. It includes information of public attitudes and provider practices, knowledge and awareness as well as detailed information on specific bacterial and Viral STDs. Fact Sheet

Sexuality, Poverty and the Inner City

Elijah Anderson, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, and Patricia Lynn Stern, both of the University of Pennsylvania, explore teen sexuality from the perspectives of youth in two very different Philadelphia communities: an inner-city black neighborhood and a predominantly white working class one. Seminar participants consider how issues such as race, religion,…

Improving the Use of Contraceptives: The Challenge Continues

Researchers, clinicians, and policymakers examine the challenge of improving contraceptive use in the United States through a look at patient-provider relationships, currently available methods of contraception, the needs of special populations, and promising intervention and communication strategies. This article was part of those published as a special supplement to Obstetrics…