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ERIC Number: EJ769952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
College Students' Attitudes Toward People Infected with HIV
Popova, N. V.
Russian Education and Society, v49 n4 p60-75 Apr 2007
According to data of the World Health Organization, 34-46 million people are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In 2003 alone, the number of newly infected people in all countries came to about 5 million. By January 2001, more than 80,000 HIV-infected people were registered in Russia, of whom over 90 percent were drug users. About 80 percent of new cases are diagnosed in young people between the ages of 15 and 29. In connection with the rise in the numbers of HIV carriers as a whole and among young people in particular, special urgency attaches to the problem of ensuring the openness of information and shaping public tolerance toward those infected with HIV. In this article, the author presents an assessment of Russian students' attitudes toward people who are infected with HIV. It was carried out by the Center for Social Forecasting in May 2005 and a total of 2,400 people were surveyed: 800 students in secondary schools (eighth through eleventh grades); 400 students each in primary professional educational institutions, in secondary professional educational institutions, and in higher professional educational institutions; 340 teachers in secondary schools, and 340 parents of students in the first through fifth grades. Findings presented here revolve around the following themes: (1) the image of people infected with HIV and victims of AIDS in the mass consciousness; (2) stereotypes of risk groups; and (3) attitudes toward people infected with HIV. (Contains 9 tables, 4 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia