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July/August 2011: The XIX International AIDS Conference

It's been more than 20 years since the United States has hosted the International AIDS Conference. But in 2010 the U.S. travel ban on HIV-positive visitors was lifted, and now the XIX International AIDS Conference is coming to America next July. More than 20,000 people living with HIV/AIDS, advocates and policy makers from nearly 200 countries are expected to attend the conference in Washington, DC, that will highlight the latest scientific advances and strategies for treating and preventing HIV. We want to know your thoughts on this momentous event.
 
1. Are you HIV positive?
Yes
No
 
2. Were you aware that the International AIDS Conference will be held in Washington, DC, in 2012?
Yes
No
 
3. How important is it to you that the International AIDS Conference will be held in the United States?
Very important
Somewhat important
Not important
 
4. How important is it to you for President Obama to speak at the conference?
Very important
Somewhat important
Not important
 
5. Do you think the AIDS Memorial Quilt should be displayed on the National Mall during the conference?
Yes
No
 
6. Have you ever attended an International AIDS Conference in the past?
Yes
No
 
7. Do you plan to attend the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC?
Yes
No
Not sure
 
8. If you are not planning to attend the conference, why not? (Check all that apply.)
I can't take time off work
I can't afford it
I live too far away
I'm not able to travel
I'm too busy
I'm not interested
(please specify):  
 
9. If you plan to attend the conference, are you going?
On your own
With a friend or family member
On behalf of an advocacy organization
On behalf of a government organization
On behalf of a university or academic organization
On behalf of a media organization
(please specify): 
 
10. What are you most interested in seeing/doing at the conference?
Abstract driven sessions (sessions based on scientific research)
Non abstract driven sessions
Workshops
Global village (community space)
Youth programs
Cultural exhibits
(please specify): 
 
11. If there were a demonstration at the conference that focused on access to health care, would you participate?
Yes
No
 
12. Who do you think is the intended audience for the International AIDS Conference? (Check all that apply.)
People living with or affected by HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS advocacy groups
AIDS service organizations (ASOs)/NGOs/CBOs
Doctors/nurses/health care workers
Scientists/medical researchers
The United States government/policy makers
Foreign governments
United States' media
International media
Donors/funders for HIV/AIDS
(please specify): 
 
13. Do you think the International AIDS Conference influences the United States' domestic HIV/AIDS agenda?
Yes
No
I don't know
 
14. Do you think the International AIDS Conference influences the United States' foreign HIV/AIDS agenda?
Yes
No
I don't know
 
15. Do you think bringing the IAC to the U.S. will do anything to boost America's response to the epidemic either domestically or globally?
It will boost the domestic response
It will boost the international response
It will boost the domestic and international response
It will not boost the domestic or international response
 
16. What populations do you feel must be addressed in the IAC agenda? (Check all that apply.)
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender
Sex Workers
Injection Drug Users
African-Americans
Latinos
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, American Indians or Alaskan Natives
Incarcerated people
Homeless people
People with disabilities
People under the age of 30
People over the age of 50
(please specify): 
 
17. What are the top three issues that IAC should address? (Check the top three.)
Getting more people tested for HIV/AIDS
De-stigmatizing HIV/AIDS
De-criminalizing HIV/AIDS
Increasing access to care and treatment
Improving prevention efforts
Reducing health care disparities
Addressing shortage of health care workers
Improving health care infrastructure
Making health care more affordable
Spending more money on cure research
Spending more money on preventive vaccine research
Spending more money on therapeutic vaccine research
(please specify): 
 
18. What do you believe is the top challenge facing the domestic fight against HIV/AIDS?
 
19. What year were you born?
 
20. What is your gender?
Male
Female
Transgender
Other
 
21. What is your sexual orientation?
Straight
Gay/Lesbian
Bisexual
Other
 
22. 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) 
 
23. What is your zip code?



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