January/February 2012: What Would You Do to End AIDS?

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January/February 2012: What Would You Do to End AIDS?

2011 was a pivotal year for HIV/AIDS. Everyone from President Obama to global health experts to the media started talking about the end of AIDS. It was shown that treatment works as prevention and that our generation has the tools to end the epidemic. But to stop the spread of HIV, we need to leverage our collective power. POZ wants to know what you'd be willing to do to help end AIDS.
 
1. How willing are you to contact a local, state or federal representative regarding HIV/AIDS issues or policies?
Very willing
Somewhat willing
I wouldn't feel comfortable contacting a political representative
 
2. Do you know how to contact your local, state or federal representatives?
Yes
No
 
3. If you are willing, by which methods would you reach out to your legislators? (Check all that apply.)
By email, anonymously
By email, with my real name/email address
By phone
By email and phone
 
4. Would you be willing to participate in an HIV/AIDS demonstration or protest?
Yes
No
 
5. If you would join a demonstration or protest, would you be willing to get arrested?
Yes
No
 
6. Would you sign up online to join a global movement to end AIDS?
Yes, anonymously
Yes, using my real name and email address
No
 
7. Would you visit your state capital to speak with representatives about the need for new policies and funding for HIV/AIDS?
Yes
No
 
8. Would you speak with U.S. lawmakers in Washington, DC, about the need for new policies and funding for HIV/AIDS?
Yes
No
 
9. Would you be more willing to lobby lawmakers if you had formal training?
Yes
No
 
10. Do you think political representatives listen to their constituents and vote accordingly?
Yes
No
 
11. Do you think the HIV/AIDS community has been advocating loudly enough lately for what we need?
Yes
No
I don't know
 
12. Which of these organizations do you believe speaks for the community on a national platform? 
(Check all that apply.)
AIDS United
The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)
The National Association of People With AIDS
The National Minority AIDS Council
None of the above
 
13. Do you feel that you have the power to personally impact whether or not the world starts to end AIDS?
Yes
No
 
14. What year were you born?
 
15. What is your gender?
Male
Female
Transgender
Other
 
16. What is your sexual orientation?
Straight
Gay/Lesbian
Bisexual
Other
 
17. 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) 
 
18. What is your zip code?



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