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TOLERANCE
It means the willingness to accept other people’s characteristics and beliefs even if they do not match your own.
HIV is not transmitted through hugs, smiles, joy, and supportive behavior. Do not deprive yourself of the privilege to communicate with interesting people because of their HIV-positive status.
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Popular attitudes toward HIV-positive people*
70%
of the Ukrainian people are intolerant to HIV-positive people, and therefore they prefer to keep HIV-positive persons at a distance adopted by society for ordinary citizens, not letting HIV-positive persons come any closer
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40%
believe that people can contract HIV only because of their own negligence and immoral behavior
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19%
are sure that HIV-infected people should be isolated
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16%
are ready to help and support
an HIV-positive
friend or colleague
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23%
believe that HIV-positive children
should not go to the same school
with HIV-negative children
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20%
recommend terminating a relationship
with an HIV
affected partner
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*Data taken from the national research conducted by the International Sociological GFK UK. Total sample of the study is 1,502 respondents.
70%
of the Ukrainian people are intolerant to HIV-positive people, and therefore they prefer to keep HIV-positive persons at a distance adopted by society for ordinary citizens, not letting HIV-positive persons come any closer
40%
believe that people can contract HIV only because of their own negligence and immoral behavior
23%
believe that HIV-positive children should not go to the same school with HIV-negative children
20%
recommend terminating a relationship with an HIV affected partner
19%
are sure that HIV-infected people should be isolated
16%
are ready to help and support an HIV-positive friend or colleague
*Data taken from the national research conducted by the International Sociological GFK UK. Total sample of the study is 1,502 respondents
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Negative attitude toward HIV-positive people, their exclusion from society, and violations of their rights result in a significant deterioration of the general HIV/AIDS situation
Intolerance can cause the following:
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People believe that the problem of HIV/AIDS is
not their concern as they are
not a part of the high-risk groups
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People do not want
to go through HIV testing
because they do not consider
their behavior risky
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HIV-positive people
are afraid and reluctant
to seek qualified
medical help
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People living with HIV feel inferior,
suffer from a sense of helplessness,
despair and depression ...
Knowledge of ways HIV is transmitted effectively reduces negative attitudes toward HIV-positive people:
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