The University of Public Opinion Research has revealed that Russia is aware of HIV and AIDS.
Russians to consider
that AIDS patients need to be isolated
Survey data showed that almost all Russians heard of HIV or AIDS (97%). The vast majority of respondents (88%) call on the problem of HIV epidemics important for our country. At the same time, 89% of respondents believe that virus carriers should help, and another 2% believe they should be left with their own devices.
Respondents have become more tolerant of HIV infection: 65% say they do not fear neighborhoods with the virus carrier, although in 2005 only 38% responded in this way. In addition, half of the respondents believe it is safe to work with people who have HIV.
At the same time, 49% of Russians believe that the use of foods that the virus carrier has ever used is completely unacceptable, and 45% have a negative view of buying products from infected suppliers.
Opinions on driving children in one class or group with HIV infected children were divided: 32% of respondents believe that nothing is okay because a third of Russia would be tough but they would go for it, and 26% of respondents the situation is completely unacceptable.
The World Health Organization reported that by the end of 2017, Russia became the leader in the number of new HIV infections in Europe.
From 1 December to 3 December, everyone will be able to test HIV free and get advice.