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  1. Credibility of information from official sources on HIV/AIDS transmission.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    The authors analyzed data from the 1991 National Planning Survey to (a) assess respondents'awareness of three official sources of information about HIV/AIDS (CDC, the Surgeon General, and state health departments) ; (b) assess respondents'perceptions of the reliabi ity of these sources ; and (c) compare respondents'personal beliefs about HIV transmission with their beliefs regarding the experts'view.

    Methods

    The authors conducted a secondary analysis of the responses of the 1622 survey participants who gave comp ete information, Results.

    People with more years of formal education were more likely to have heard of the CDC and the Surgeon General.

    The CDC was given the highest overall re ability rating, followed by the Surgeon General and then state health departments.

    Transmission of HIV/AIDS by various modes of casual contact was perceived more likely among those who gave the CDC ower reliability ratings.

    However, regardless of the r perceptions of the reliability of the CDC as a source of HIV/AIDS information, many respondents believed the probability of transmission by casual contact more likely than they believed experts said it was, Conclusions. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirus, Retroviridae, Virus, Transmission, Source information, Donnée, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Validité, Incidence, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirus, Retroviridae, Virus, Transmission, Information source, Data, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Validity, Incidence, Human, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0491208

    Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 19/02/1999.