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THE SOCIAL ATTITUDES OF CITIZENS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION CONCERNING HIV-INFECTED PATIENTS


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The diagnosis of HIV-infection conditions reconsidering by majority of HIV-infected individuals their identity and specificity of establishment of relationships in society considering new realities. The data related to social attitudes of mind of Russians to HIV-infected individuals obtained within the framework of original study, permitted to construct general concept about main characteristics attributed to representatives of this social group. The features of course of disease and its incurable character at the moment induce multitude of misgivings both in individuals with diagnosis of HIV-infection and healthy people that conditions wide-spread prevalence of negative and stigmatizing attitudes to HIV-infected people in modern Russian society. Nowadays, in Russians dominating attitude of mind to HIV-infected people still is intolerance against the background of inadequate awareness about problem of HIV-infection/AIDS.


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