AIDS Stigma and Sexual Prejudice

@article{Herek1999AIDSSA,
  title={AIDS Stigma and Sexual Prejudice},
  author={G. Herek and J. Capitanio},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  year={1999},
  volume={42},
  pages={1130 - 1147}
}
This article presents national survey data to assess the extent to which AIDS-related stigma remains linked to public attitudes toward homosexuality in the United States. Most heterosexuals continue to associate AIDS primarily with homosexuality or bisexuality, and this association is correlated with higher levels of sexual prejudice (antigay attitudes). Although all people who contract AIDS sexually are assigned blame for their infection, such blame is greater for a gay or bisexual man than… Expand
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