Stigma, social risk, and health policy: public attitudes toward HIV surveillance policies and the social construction of illness.

@article{Herek2003StigmaSR,
  title={Stigma, social risk, and health policy: public attitudes toward HIV surveillance policies and the social construction of illness.},
  author={Gregory M. Herek and John P Capitanio and Keith F. Widaman},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={533-40}
}
Data from a 1999 national telephone survey with a probability sample of English-speaking US adults (N=1,335) were used to assess how support for HIV surveillance policies is related to AIDS stigma and negative attitudes toward groups disproportionately affected by the epidemic. Anonymous reporting of HIV results to the government was supported by a margin of approximately 2-to-l, but name-based reporting was opposed 3-to-l. Compared with other respondents, supporters of name-based surveillance… CONTINUE READING

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