Thirty years into HIV/AIDS epidemic, challenges and misperceptions remain

Americans are no more likely to get an HIV test now than they were 14 years ago, and they are less likely to say HIV/AIDS is an urgent health problem.

At the same time, the percentage of Americans who say they are “very concerned” about becoming infected with the virus has inched up, and stigma surrounding the disease has edged down.

Those are the findings of a new national survey, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, as the HIV/AIDS epidemic turns 30.

The Kaiser survey and accompanying analysis, “HIV/AIDS at 30: A Public Opinion Perspective,” is available here.