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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…

Pulling it Together: Small $ for HIV Prevention

It’s no secret that the response to the HIV epidemic domestically has not kept pace with the response to the global epidemic. And in an earlier column called America Has Gone Quiet on HIV/AIDS I wrote about the growing complacency towards the domestic epidemic revealed in our recent survey of…

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…

Rating Sex and Violence in the Media: Media Ratings and Proposals for Reform

Rating Sex and Violence in the Media: Media Ratings and Proposals for ReformThe second release in a series of fact sheets and issue briefs on key topics in the field of children, media and health. The Media Ratings issue brief provides an overview of parental advisory ratings for movies, television,…

"I Got Tested" Campaign Encourages Americans to Know Their HIV Status

NEWS RELEASE Tuesday, June 12, 2012 New PSAs Promote Free and Low-Cost Testing Services Provided by CDC, State and Local Health Departments and AIDS Service Organizations New Spanish-language HIV/AIDS Messages Debut on Univision Network in Lead-Up to National HIV Testing Day (June 27) Menlo Park, Calif. – Greater Than AIDS,…

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Washington, D.C.

This fact sheet examines the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington, D.C., one of the areas hardest hit by HIV in the United States. Fact Sheet: July 2012 (.pdf)