HIV/AIDS, HPV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and other sexually transmitted diseases can cause depression, pain, and even death. RAND research equips policymakers worldwide with objective data on disease prevention and education, as well as recommendations for improving care while reducing disparities in treatment.
Research conducted by:
HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS);
HIV/AIDS can rightly be called an epidemic in the Gulf States. RAND has examined attitudes and beliefs about HIV and AIDS, the roles of faith-based and community organizations, and issues regarding AIDS treatment; this research can help Congressional, state, and local policymakers understand how to approach the challenges posed by HIV/AIDS in the region.