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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…

National ADAP Monitoring Project, Annual Report, April 2005

The National ADAP Monitoring Report, 2005 provides the latest data on state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs). ADAPs, authorized under Title II of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, provide HIV/AIDS-related prescription drugs to uninsured and underinsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS. ADAPs operate in 57 U.S. states,…

March 30, 2006 Policy Forum to Release the National ADAP Monitoring Report

The National ADAP Monitoring Report provides the latest data on state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs). ADAPs, authorized under Title II of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, provide HIV/AIDS-related prescription drugs to uninsured and underinsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS. ADAPs operate in 57 U.S. states, territories,…

Assessing the Effectiveness of Public Education Campaigns

Policy makers frequently turn to media-based public education campaigns as a way to address public health issues of all kinds, from childhood obesity to enrolling seniors in prescription drug plans. In order to help assess the effectiveness of recent efforts, the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a forum featuring the authors…

Forum on CDC’s New HIV Testing Recommendations

Forum on CDC’s New HIV Testing Recommendations The Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a panel discussion on October 3 in Washington, D.C., to explore the implications of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s revised recommendations on HIV testing, which say HIV tests should become a routine part of medical care…

ADAP in the Age of Living with HIV/AIDS, April 2007, DVD

This video, about the role of the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), profiles several ADAP clients who receive HIV/AIDS drugs through the program and others who are on a waiting list. It features interviews with state officials in South Carolina and Michigan, highlighting the importance of ADAP for people with…