Stigmatizing attitudes and behaviors toward PLHA in rural China.

  title={Stigmatizing attitudes and behaviors toward PLHA in rural China.},
  author={Sheena G. Sullivan and Jie Xu and Yuji Feng and Su Su and Chen Wei Xu and Xinping Ding and Yun Gao and Zhi Feng Dou and Zunyou Wu},
  journal={AIDS care},
  volume={22 1},
Stigma is a significant barrier to effective control of HIV/AIDS, despite laws to control it. The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with HIV stigma in a rural Chinese community. A survey was conducted in north-west Anhui province among 963 residents to assess HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Participants scored a mean of 16.6/26 (63.8%) for knowledge. Sixty-eight percent of respondents held at least one fear of casual transmission, 42% would blame people… CONTINUE READING

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