Thursday, December 20, 2007

International Survey Shows Attitudes Towards AIDS

Done by MAC AIDS Fund, the survey, has such findings as these:

Prejudice, fear and stigma continue to exclude people living with AIDS from the mainstream.

  • Nearly half of people are uncomfortable working alongside those who have the disease; 52 percent do not want to live in the same house with someone who is HIV-positive; and 79 percent are not comfortable dating someone who has HIV or AIDS.
  • More than 40 percent of people in India reported they would be uncomfortable to visit the same physician as someone with HIV/AIDS.
  • More then 30 percent of people in the United States maintain they are uncomfortable with working with someone who has HIV or AIDS.
* Copied and pasted from an email from Global Campaign for Microbicides, who linked me to the MAC AIDS survey.

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