The Russians have become less fearful of HIV-infected


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The majority of Russians (57 per cent) ceased to condemn the care of HIV-infected people, according to all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM) on Friday, November 30.

Since 2005, the proportion of tolerant in this respect the inhabitants of the country, according to the center, doubled.

Similarly, during the same time period changed, the proportion of respondents willing to live with HIV in the neighborhood (from 38 to 65%).

Half of the respondents do not mind to work together with such a diagnosis. However, 49 percent of respondents are not ready to eat from utensils that have ever used HIV.

Buy products in infected fellow citizens can’t afford 45 percent of respondents.

Two thirds of Russians are ready to calm (32 per cent) or difficult (33 per cent) to send their children to class, where he studied HIV-positive child.

The researchers also found that the perception of Russians of HIV-positive citizens is much higher. Only 7 percent of those people diagnosed less than one percent of the total population, which corresponds to the official data.

In addition, sociologists have documented the tolerant attitude of the majority of Russians living with AIDS. “89 percent of respondents believe that such people need help and only 5 percent — that they should be isolated from other citizens, 2% to themselves”, — noted in the results of the study.

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