New Resources on HIV Testing in the U.S. Available, Nationwide HIV Campaign Announced
June 26, 2009
The Kaiser Family Foundation, ahead of National HIV Testing Day on Saturday, has released new and updated informational resources on HIV testing in the U.S., including a fact sheet that provides HIV testing statistics, policies and CDC recommendations. In addition, the Foundation released two survey briefs, which examine the public's attitudes, experiences and knowledge related to HIV testing, one of which focuses on black residents. The briefs are based on the 2009 Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS released this spring. Information regarding HIV testing by state also is available through statehealthfacts.org (Kaiser Family Foundation release, 6/24).
Separately, the Kaiser Family Foundation in conjunction with the Black AIDS Media Partnership (BAMP) yesterday announced "Greater Than AIDS," a nationwide campaign that seeks to address HIV/AIDS in the black community. The Greater Than AIDS campaign -- which is being developed and distributed by BAMP, a coalition of leading media companies -- will reach the black community through public service announcements, integrated media content and community outreach. A number of media organizations are supporting the initiative. The campaign is being produced in collaboration with "Act Against AIDS," a communications effort by the CDC (Kaiser Family Foundation release, 6/25).
This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily U.S. HIV/AIDS Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.