We hypothesized that public attitudes towards AIDS and the safety of health care in the era of HIV would be more positive for people who knew someone with AIDS.
We believed, moreover, that living in areas with high AIDS prevalence would result in more favorable attitudes.
To test these hypotheses, we conducted telephone interviews with a random sample of 2000 U.S. adults (response rate=75%) in summer 1988.
Overall 19.5% of respondents said that they knew someone with AIDS or the AIDS virus.
Thirteen percent of people who lived in low prevalence areas reported knowing someone with AIDS, compared with 27% of those in areas of high prevalence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Attitude, Prévalence, Environnement social, Enquête, Homme, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Etats Unis
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, North America, America, AIDS, Attitude, Prevalence, Social environment, Inquiry, Human, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, United States
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