The Second Annual National Health Survey by PhRMA provides some valuable insights into what people are thinking – and doing – about their health. One of the key findings is that over half of Americans, including 55% of men, are paying more attention to their health than they were a few years ago. This is an encouraging trend that reflects greater general health awareness in recent years.
When asked about the link between vaccines and autism, an alarming 25% of Americans and 30% of parents believe that vaccines can cause autism in young children, according to our Second Annual National Health Survey for PhRMA. This is striking in that it comes despite reputable authorities like the CDC and the Mayo Clinic clearly stating that there is no link between vaccines and autism.
Phill Wilson: What are you excited about in the fight against HIV/AIDS?
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Where There’s A Will
We are at a deciding moment in the trajectory of the AIDS epidemic in the United States. As a result of recent scientific advances, we have something that just a few years ago, we couldn’t even imagine—the promise of an AIDS free generation. We actually have the tools to end the AIDS epidemic, at least in the U.S. We have better diagnostic tools, better surveillance tools, better treatment tools, and better prevention tools.