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Quick Take: An Update on the ACA & HIV: Medicaid Health Homes

We recently wrote about the different ways in which the Affordable Care Act (ACA) changes pathways to health insurance coverage for people with HIV, and chronicled these specifics, as well as several outstanding questions, in a policy brief.  As we noted, among the many provisions of the ACA designed to…

HIV Prevention in Primary Care: Overcoming the Obstacles

This guide for physicians provides resource assistance primary care physicians need to help patients identify risks and to support them in changing their behavior to reduce or eliminate risk of HIV infection. Developing synergies with public and community-based organizations can help physicians confidently refer patients who need further education or…

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,…

The AIDS Epidemic at 20 Years: THE VIEW FROM AMERICA Survey

Twenty years into the AIDS epidemic, the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted its most recent survey of Americans about HIV/AIDS. This report summarizes the key findings from the survey, including analysis of trends over time and across race/ethnicity, age, and gender. It describes Americans’ concerns about HIV/AIDS as a personal, national,…

Talking with Kids (and Parents) A New Public Information Partnership with Nickelodeon

Talking with Kids About Tough Issues has teamed up with Nickelodeon in a national initiative launching March 8th, 2001 to support parent-child communication about “tough issues”-sex, violence, drugs and respect. The partnership will kick off with the release of data from a new survey of kids age 8-15 and their…

Women’s Health Care Providers STD Counseling and Testing

Many women rely on their physicians to help them assess whether they are at risk for STDs and to provide them with information about testing, treatment and how to protect themselves. To better understand how often they discuss and screen for STDs, including HIV, the Kaiser Family Foundation surveyed 767…

Sexual Activity and Substance Use Among Youth

Teens and young adults face many pressures and decisions involving alcohol, drugs, and sexual activity decisions that often occur simultaneously. Almost one quarter of sexually active young people aged 15-24 report having sex without a condom because they were drinking or using drugs at the time. These findings are from…

National Survey of the Public’s Attitudes towards HIV/AIDS

WP/Harvard/KFF National Survey of the Public s Attitudes towards HIV/AIDSThe Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University Survey Project’s latest findings appeared in articles in The Washington Post on July 6 and July 7, 2002. This survey explores the public s attitudes towards HIV/AIDS in the US and the World. Toplines/Survey

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…