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September 2014: Pop Watch

Pop culture and mainstream media have the ability to influence the masses through the stories and information they relay. They can help educate and dispel myths about HIV/AIDS, but they can also reinforce negative stereotypes. POZ wants to know your opinions on how HIV/AIDS is portrayed in today’s pop culture and mass media.
 
1. How important do you think it is to have people living with HIV/AIDS portrayed in pop culture?
Very important
Somewhat important
Not important
 
2. Do you feel that you and your concerns about HIV/AIDS are adequately portrayed in pop culture?
Yes
No
 
3. Do you watch films about HIV/AIDS?
Yes
No (skip to question 6)
 
4. Have you seen any of these recent documentaries about HIV/AIDS? (Check all that apply.)
Fire in the Blood
How to Survive a Plague
United in Anger: A History of ACT UP
When We Were Here
 
5. Have you seen any of these recent feature films about HIV/AIDS? (Check all that apply.)
Dallas Buyers Club
The Normal Heart
Test
 
6. Do you think having openly HIV-positive characters in film and television helps reduce HIV-related stigma?
Yes
No
 
7. Do you read books about HIV/AIDS?
Yes
No (skip to question 9)
 
8. What types of books do you read about HIV/AIDS? (Check all that apply.)
Academic/research
Biographies
Essays
Fiction
Memoirs
History
Other (please specify): 
 
9. How accurately do you think mainstream media covers the stories of people living with HIV/AIDS?
Very accurately
Somewhat accurately
Not accurately
 
10. In general, how would you rate mainstream media's recent coverage on HIV/AIDS?
Mostly positive
Mostly negative
Equally positive and negative
 
11. How important do you think it is to have celebrities involved in HIV/AIDS awareness efforts?
Very important
Somewhat important
Not important
 
12. What year were you born?
 
13. What is your gender?
Male
Female
Transgender
Other
 
14. What is your sexual orientation?
Straight
Gay/Lesbian
Bisexual
Other
 
15. 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
Other (please specify): 
 
16. What is your zip code?



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