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April 2009: The Power of Prevention

HIV prevention is a two-way street. It's the responsibility of HIV-negative people to protect themselves from the virus, and it's up to positive people to shield their partners from HIV and guard themselves from other sexually transmitted infections. Tell us how you, our HIV-positive readers, feel about the HIV prevention climate in the United States today.
 
1. How does the phrase "HIV prevention" make you feel as an HIV-positive person?
Excluded
Involved
Empowered
Frustrated
 
2. To what extent do you think HIV prevention messages include positive people?
Very much
A moderate amount
Somewhat
Not at all
 
3. Is too much responsibility placed on HIV-positive people to prevent transmission?
Yes
No
 
4. To what degree are you concerned with prevention, both for your partners and the general public?
Very much
A moderate amount
Somewhat
Not at all
 
5. Do you think that your HIV-negative sexual partners have been properly educated on how to protect themselves?
Yes
No
It depends on the person
 
6. Do they consider protecting themselves to be equally their responsibility?
Yes
No
It depends on the person
 
7. In your opinion, what type of HIV prevention is most effective?
Comprehensive sex education
Community outreach
Free condoms
Syringe-exchange programs
Housing programs
Positive role modeling
Advertising/media campaigns (television, radio, Internet, billboards, print)
Other (Please specify): ________________________
 
8. Was a lack of HIV prevention education the main reason you contracted HIV?
Yes
No
 
9. Was President George W. Bush's emphasis on abstinence-based sex education a step backward in terms of HIV prevention in the United States?
Yes
No
 
10. Do you believe it contributed to the ongoing high rate of HIV infection in America?
Yes
No
 
11. Are HIV-positive people themselves an effective tool for HIV prevention?
Yes
No
 
12. What is your gender?
Male
Female
Transgender
Other
 
13. What year were you born?
 
14. What is your sexuality?
Straight
Gay/Lesbian
Bisexual
Other
 
15. What is your ethnicity (Check all that apply.)
American Indian or Alaska Native
Arab or Middle Easternn
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
White
(please specify) 
 
16. What is your ZIP code?



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