Percentage of Americans who know someone with HIV/AIDS 1983-2012

This statistic depicts the percentage of Americans who reported personally knowing someone with HIV/AIDS from 1983 to 2012. In 1983, only two percent of responding Americans stated that they personally knew anyone who had AIDS, had died from AIDS, or had tested positive for HIV.

Percentage of Americans who personally know someone with HIV/AIDS from 1983 to 2012*

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Sources

Release date

July 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

1983 to 2012

Number of respondents

1,524 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

* Percent who say they personally know anyone who now has AIDS, has died from AIDS, or has tested positive for HIV.
Sources: ABC News/Washington Post (1983); Gallup (1985-1991); Kaiser Family Foundation surveys (1995-2012)

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