October/November 2010: Quest for the End of AIDS

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October/November 2010: Quest for the End of AIDS

Nearly 30 years after HIV was first identified, there is still no cure for the virus. While treatment advances have rendered HIV a manageable disease for most of those who can access care and treatment, the lives of millions of others who can't access treatment depend on the cure. POZ wants to know your thoughts on this issue.
 
1. Are you aware of the case of the Berlin patient (the man who has potentially been cured of AIDS)?
Yes
No
 
2. Do you think a cure for HIV/AIDS will ever be found?
Yes
No
 
3. Do you think a cure will be found in your lifetime?
Yes
No
 
4. How important to your sense of well-being is the idea that scientists are searching for a cure?
Somewhat important
Very important
Not at all important
 
5. How do you define a cure?
Eradication (total elimination of HIV)
Functional (complete suppression of HIV without meds)
Other: 
 
6. Do you think enough money is being spent on finding a cure?
Yes
No
 
7. Does the hope of a cure give you an incentive to connect to care and better adhere to treatment to ensure that you will be alive when it's found?
Yes
No
 
8. Do you think pharmaceutical companies are actively trying to prevent a cure?
Yes
No
 
9. Would you be willing to participate in research that could lead to a cure?
Yes
No
 
10. What year were you born?
 
11. What is your gender?
Male
Female
Transgender
Other
 
12. What is your sexual orientation?
Straight
Gay/Lesbian
Bisexual
Other
 
13. What is your ethnicity (Check all that apply.)
American Indian or Alaska Native
Arab or Middle Eastern
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
White
(please specify) 
 
14. What is your annual household income?
Less than $15,000
$15,000–$29,999
$30,000–$44,999
$45,000–$59,999
$60,000–$74,999
$75,000–$99,999
$100,000 or more
 
15. What is your zip code?



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