Global media reporting on HIV/AIDS: survey

To evaluate perceptions on how the news media reports on HIV/AIDS, Internews Network, with partners Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS and the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations undertook two global online surveys, asking people living with HIV/AIDS and leaders of HIV/AIDS programs around the world about their views on the scope and quality of local news coverage.

Most respondents reported improvements over the past decade. However, people living with HIV still struggle with stigmatizing media coverage and program managers see too few stories on HIV/AIDS being told with accuracy, depth, local relevance and insufficient frequency.