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Talking about STDs with Health Professionals: Women’s Experiences – Report

Talking About STDs with Health Professionals Women's Experiences More than 12 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) other than HIV/AIDS, including three million among teenagers alone, occur every year. At current rates, at least one person in four will contract an STD at some point in his or…

Medicaid and HIV/AIDS Policy: A Basic Primer

The Medicaid Primer presents in depth information on Medicaid, the federal/state program that provides health coverage for low-income families and people with disabilities and is the largest source of public financing for HIV/AIDS care in the U.S. The Medicaid Primer is designed to help policymakers and advocates navigate through the…

The State of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in America

This issue brief, prepared for the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Capitol Hill Briefing Series on HIV/AIDS, provides an overview of AIDS cases and trends in the United States since the beginning of the epidemic, with particular attention to the impact of the epidemic on racial and ethnic minority Americans, women, and…

Sex Education in America:  A View from Inside the Nation’s Classrooms

A series of new national surveys of students and their parents (1501 pairs), teachers (1001), and principals (313) from the Kaiser Family Foundation on Sex Education in America, was released on Tuesday, September, 26th, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Challenging the convention that Americans are reluctant to…

Financing HIV/AIDS Care: A Quilt with Many Holes

HIV/AIDS care is financed by multiple sources in the United States, yet many people with HIV/AIDS face barriers in accessing care. This issue brief, created for the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Capitol Hill Briefing Series on HIV/AIDS, provides an overview of how HIV/AIDS care is financed, including a discussion of spending,…

Latinos  Views of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic at 20 Years:  Findings from a National Survey

This report, Latinos Views of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic at 20 Years: Findings from a National Survey, examines Latinos views and knowledge of HIV/AIDS, including analysis by race/ethnicity, of trends over time, and among Latino subgroups. The report is based a nationally representative survey of 2,683 adults, ages 18 and older,…

Key Facts: Women and HIV/AIDS

Women comprise a growing share of new cases of AIDS in the United States. In 1986, women only represented 7% of new cases of AIDS. By 1999 that share had risen to nearly one quarter. Not only do women represent an increasing share of persons with AIDS, today they represent…

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